"A well-written resource providing up-to-date research and important examples of application to practice. Using a strong evidence-base, the book offers a variety of perspectives which speak to the challenges faced by managers, policy makers, patients, service users and carers." - Vanessa Evans, Foundation Degree in Mental Health Lead, Coleg Gwent An Introduction to Mental Health is essential reading for anyone learning the fundamentals of mental health. Written for an interdisciplinary audience with a patient-centred focus, it covers historical context through to contemporary issues, including mental health as it relates to the law and to policy. Key learning features include concept summaries, reflective points, case studies and reflective exercises to help situate content in the context of practice.