Key Features

Workbook and online format

  • Workbook - each story features:

    • Introduction
    • Teaching and learning strategies - Reflection, Inquiry and Action
    • Weblinks
    • Text links - aligned to Part 3 of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 3e
    • References for further reading
    • A final word
    • Transcripts of all interviews included in the back of the book


    • The online component features all content from the workbook with videos embedded

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



Mosby Australia
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About the authors

Debra Nizette

Affiliations and Expertise

Mental Health Nursing Advisor, Office of the Chief Nursing Officer; Queensland Health

Margaret McAllister

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Nursing, Mental Health Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Peta Marks

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Australian Health Consulting (Mental Health), Senior Projects Officer, Australian College of Mental Health Nurses