Interventions for Mental Health

An Evidence Based Approach for Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists

Edited by

  • Tina Everett, MSc, MCSP, Head of physiotherapy services, Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust, UK
  • Marie Donaghy, PhD, BA(Hons), FCSP, FHEA, Professor of Physiotherapy; Dean, School of Health Sciences, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh; Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy; Graduate member of the British Psychological Society; Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Sally Feaver, Principal Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, School of Health Care (Occupational Therapy), Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

This comprehensive resource provides detailed information on a variety of therapeutic interventions that are beneficial for patients with mental illness. Especially helpful for physiotherapists and occupational therapists, coverage includes physical activities and complementary therapies for those dealing with sexual abuse, self harm, eating disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, substance abuse, and more.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-4965-0

Table of Contents

PART 1 – Introduction: Working in Partnership; Models of mental illness; The nature of mental illness; Policy to action; Service evaluation; Users of the service; Working with carers; PART 2 - The physical self: Physical activity and mental health; Motivation and adherence to physical activity; Adoption of physical activity in hospital and community; Activity and social integration; Stress management; Challenging behaviour; Managing pain; Cognitive and behavioural strategies; Enabling occupation; PART 3 - Severe mental illness: Mental illness in children and adolescents; Activity and self-expression; Sexual abuse; Self harm; Eating disorders; Chronic fatigue syndrome; Substance misuse; Illicit drug misuse; Forensic psychiatry; Mental illness in old age; Returning to work