Students' Mental Health Needs
272 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Jan 2002
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Students' Mental Health Needs

Problems and Responses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Student life is a time of change and adjustment, and students' families as well as staff need resources to help them provide support for students experiencing mental health difficulties. Based on recent research findings and drawing on the experiences of professionals, academics and service users, this book explores how the needs of students can best be met by student and community mental health services.The contributors examine, in practical detail, how campus-based agencies can work with the voluntary sector, community practitioners and students' families to provide effective support for students with mental health problems. They place their discussion in the context of structural and economic changes in further and higher education and society and discuss the impact on students' mental health of factors such as family relationships, debt and financial difficulties, drug and alcohol abuse and academic challenges.Including chapters on responding to student suicide and on faith and spirituality in relation to mental health, this is a valuable resource for those supporting students experiencing mental health problems and all those working in the field of student welfare.
`This book has much to interest those who work in higher education or who have an interest in improving access to educational services for their patients.'-Psychiatric Bulletin`Overall, this is a clear and well-presented book that certainly comes as a timely resource,as increasing numbers of students seek professional help to combat personal crisis. It should be readily available to all those supporting students experiencing mental health problems and to those working in student welfare.'-Mental Health Occupational Therapy`This volume makes a valuable contribution to the literature on mental health issues, and will be especially valuable for those working in the HEI Sector.'-Health Matters`This is a timely contribution to the topic of student mental health in our colleges and universities, and a very useful reference at a time when many institutions are beginning to develop policies under the new Disability and Discrimination ActIt gives significant and valuable pointers to the way institutions need to develop policy, raise awareness and make delivery of services coherentIt is a very useful addition to the bookshelf for counsellors and has much wider potential to raise awareness within the university or college as a whole.'- Association for University and College Counselling Journal`The study highlights the importance of an institutional approach where all staff have a degree of understanding and expertise of mental health needs, and are adequately trained and supported by their colleagues from the support services.'- Young Minds Magazine`This book provides a holistic approach to tackling student's mental health needs. This book fills a major vacuum on the subject of students' mental health. It contains substantial insights to deepen our understanding and reinforce our action on a subject which continues to receive inadequate attention from university institutions and other relevant bodies.'- Pendulum
Nicky Stanley is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Hull.Jill Manthorpe is a Reader in Community Care at the University of Hull.
1. Introduction: Constructing the Framework, Jill Manthorpe and Nicky Stanley, University of Hull. Part I: The Experiences of Students and their Families. 2. Breakdown, David Brandon and Jo Payne. 3. Students' Perspectives, James Wade, National Schizophrenia Fellowship Young People's Project. 4. When Our Children Kill Themselves: Parental Perspectives following Suicide, Margaret Harvey, Papyrus. Part II: Exploring the Problems. 5. Identifying Students' Concerns: A Whole Institutional Approach, Annie Grant, Director, Educational Development Support Centre, University of Leicester. 6. Degrees of Debt, Ron Roberts and Christiane Zelenyanszki. 7. Identifying Students' Mental Health Problems in Primary Care Settings, Lionel Jacobson, University of Wales College of Medicine 8. The University and the Wider Community, Colin Lago, Director, Student Counselling Service, University of Sheffield. Part III: Identifying Effective Responses. 9. A Model for Supportive Services in Higher Education, Babara Rickinson and Jean Turner. 10. A Model of Supportive Services in Further Education, Kathryn James, Clarendon City College, New College, Nottingham. 11. Using Structured Self-Help Materials, Graeme Whitfield and Chris Williams, Consultant Psychiatrists, University of Leeds. 12.Faith and Spirituality in Students' Mental Health, Angela Bailey, Mental Health Chaplain, Hull and East Yorkshire Community NHS Trust. 13. Responding to Student Suicide, Nicky Stanley and Jill Manthorpe, University of Hull. References. Index.
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