Mental Health Practice,
Edition 2 A guide to compassionate care
By Peter N Watkins, MEd, RMN, RNT, DipN, Dip Hum Psych

Publication Date: 29 Oct 2008
"Mental Health Practice: a guide to compassionate care" examines the relationship between mental health professionals and people using services during the recovery process. The disabling distress experienced by many people with mental health problems is viewed from a holistic, person-centred perspective with the road to recovery being seen as the result of true collaboration between professionals and service users.

Key Features

  • The first in-depth exploration of the intentional use of self in mental health care and its significance in the recovery journey, extensively updated
  • New content on action research, eco-psychology and organisational culture
  • Story boxes illustrating key themes in compassionate care
  • Self-enquiry boxes engaging readers in reflective practice
  • A primer on humanistic psychology and its relevance to mental health care
About the author
By Peter N Watkins, MEd, RMN, RNT, DipN, Dip Hum Psych, Mental Health Nurse with the East Suffolk Outreach Team, Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust, Ipswich, UK and Formerly Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Suffolk College, Ipswich, UK
Book Reviews
"This second edition has much new content relevant for today's mental health services. Particular tribute is paid to the strengths of people who use mental health services and to their rights to determine the nature of their recovery journey."
Mental Health Practice, October 2009, Vol. 13, No. 2
Book details
ISBN: 9780750688819
Page Count: 280
Retail Price : £31.99
0-7506-8880-7, 978-0-7506-8880-2, Watkins: Recovery, A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners, Jun-2007
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