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Mental health services and community care : a critical history

Cummins, ID



This critical interdisciplinary study charts the modern history of mental health services, reflects upon the evolution of care in communities, and considers the most effective policies and practices for the future.

Starting with the development of community care in the 1960s, Cummins explores the political, economic, and bureaucratic factors behind the changes and crises in mental health social care, returning to those roots to identify progressive principles that can pave a sustainable pathway forward.

This is a groundbreaking contribution to debates about the role, values, and future of community care, and is vital reading for students, teachers, and researchers in the field of social work and mental health.


Cummins, I. (2020). Mental health services and community care : a critical history. Bristol: Policy Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Apr 24, 2020
Deposit Date May 11, 2020
Publisher Policy Press
ISBN 9781447350590-(hbk.);-9781447350644-(ebk.)
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