Stories in Mental Health,
Edition 2 Reflection, Inquiry, Action
By Debra Nizette, RN, Dip App Sc-Nr Ed, B App Sc-Nursing, MNSt, FACN, FACMHN, CMHN, Margaret McAllister, BA Qld., MEd Aust.Cath., EdD Qld.UT, RN, MHN, FACMHN, MRCNA and Peta Marks, RN, CMHN, BN, MPH, MCFT, FACMHNRN

Publication Date: 15 Apr 2021

Stories in Mental Health 2nd edition is an insightful collection of personal stories from a range of mental health consumers, carers and mental health nurse clinicians who openly share their experiences. Through listening and observing, this extraordinary resource offers nursing students and health professionals a unique perspective on what it is like to live with a mental health disorder, care for a family member with a mental health disorder or work within various mental healthcare settings.

Available as a print or eBook, this valuable resource builds empathy and understanding and provides examples of innovative approaches to care with a focus on reflection, inquiry and action. The teaching and learning strategies assist in developing skills, attitudes and appropriate responses when working in a range of mental healthcare settings. Most importantly, Stories in Mental Health provides a much-needed consumer voice to mental healthcare.

Key Features

  • All videos embedded within the eBook
  • Part 1 Behind the scenes provides an overview of the structure of, and how to use, the resource.
  • Part 2 Setting the scene provides the foundational concepts for practice and includes seven video and audio stories that reinforce the concepts underpinning the treatment of mental illness.
  • Part 3 Stories from consumers, carers and clinicians presents 22 video and audio stories to provide insight into a range of mental health issues.
  • Reflection, inquiry and action provide the framework for the teaching and learning strategies for each story.
  • Weblinks and references are included for further reading and research.
  • Transcripts of all interviews are included in the back of the book
  • An eBook included in all print purchases
About the author
By Debra Nizette, RN, Dip App Sc-Nr Ed, B App Sc-Nursing, MNSt, FACN, FACMHN, CMHN, Director of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Office, Queensland Health, QLD, Australia; Margaret McAllister, BA Qld., MEd Aust.Cath., EdD Qld.UT, RN, MHN, FACMHN, MRCNA, Professor of Nursing, Mental Health Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland; Peta Marks, RN, CMHN, BN, MPH, MCFT, FACMHNRN, National Project Manager, InsideOut Institute, The University of Sydney and Director, Australian Health Consulting, Australia.
Table of Contents
About the authors
About this resource

Part 1: Behind the scenes
Part 2: Setting the scene

Makhala’s story: Resilience
Jennifer, Anne and Christine: Cultural and social inclusion
Toby’s story: Being authentic
Bernie’s story: The lived experience
Jean’s story: Carers
Toby: Recovery
Clinical supervision: Learning about self and others
Part 3: Stories from consumers, carers and clinicians
Claire’s story: How mental health has changed
Lisa’s story: Experiencing a major life transition
Mike’s story: Facilitating empowerment
Gordon’s story: Fatherhood
Rachel’s story: Relating to young people
Nadine’s story: Having a parent with a mental illness
Tara’s story: Humanising dementia care
Jeremy’s story: Beliefs and perceptions
Toby’s story: Providing an accessible service
Lorraine’s story: A creative consumer advocate
Christine’s story: Primary mental healthcare 
Catherine’s story: Reframing personality disorder
Louise’s story: On conversational models
Jarrad’s story: Containing fear
Todd’s story: Consultation liaison
Sonja’s story: Finding strengths
Collaborative practice
Kay’s story: The social and physical impacts of alcohol
Colleen’s story: Health education as core to mental health nursing
Zoe’s story: Living with multiple selves
Jay’s story: Being non-judgemental
Bill’s story: Cultivating a therapeutic milieu
Book details
ISBN: 9780729543958
Page Count: 144
Retail Price : £30.99