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Mental Health Social Work Reimagined

Cummins, ID



Taking a critical and radical approach, this book calls for a return to mental health social work that has personal relationships and an emotional connection between workers and those experiencing distress at its core.

The optimism that underpinned the development of community care policies has dissipated to be replaced by a form of bleak managerialism. Neoliberalism has added stress to services already under great pressure and created a danger that we could revert to institutional forms of care.


Cummins, I. (2019). Mental Health Social Work Reimagined. Bristol: Policy Press

Book Type Authored Book
Publication Date Apr 17, 2019
Deposit Date May 13, 2019
Publisher Policy Press
ISBN 9781447335610
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