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Mental Health and Social Policy in Ireland

A new textbook which draws together developments in mental health policy in recent years and identifies the challenges posed by changes in Irish society. Topics covered include international trends, health promotion, children, adolescence, women, ethnic minorities, suicide, the homeless, crime, the workplace and ageing. Chapters include an historical overview followed by a discussion of international data, current policy and likely developments and future challenges Mental Health and Social Policy in Ireland is part of the University College Dublin Press series of social policy texts, which include Contemporary Irish Social Policy (1999), Irish Social Policy in Context (1999), Disability and Social Policy in Ireland (2003) and Theorising Irish Social Policy (2004).


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Table of Contents

Introduction, Suzanne Quin and Bairbre Redmond International trends in mental health policy, Nick Gould Mental health in the community, Jean Clarke and Michael Bergin Mental health and the workplace, Pauline Conroy Health promotion and mental health, Iris Elliott Children and mental health, Valerie Richardson Adolescence and mental health, Suzanne Quin and Victoria Richardson Mental health and suicide, Mary Allen Women and mental health, Patricia Kennedy and Liz Hickey Ageing and mental health, Mary Drury Dual diagnosis in mental health, Mike Timms Crime and mental health, Vivian Geiran Homelessness and mental health, Bairbre Redmond Mental health and Ireland’s new communities, Joe Moran Notes References Index.

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