Preface. Section 1: The Basis for Practice. Introduction - realising the promise of liaison mental health care. Working models for practice. Liaison mental health nursing: an overview of its development and current practice. Liaison mental health nursing in community and primary care settings. Section 2: Generic approaches to assessment and intervention. Deliberate self-harm. Mental health liaison in cancer care. Liaison mental health nursing with HIV and AIDS. Section 3: Cognitive Behavioural approaches. Cardiac rehabilitation. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychological approaches to body image disturbance. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Staff support and clinical supervision in critical care.