Mental Health Social Work is much more than a second edition of Mental Health Practice. In this new book, there is a much greater focus on contemporary social work interventions. The information is located in the Australian context but also draws heavily on recovery-focused practices in New Zealand. It is relevant to social work practice in Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Canada and the United States of America. This book is designed for students in social work, welfare studies and the human services generally. It is also intended for social workers and health professionals working in the community and human services sector as well as for students and workers in other disciplines and members of the general public who are in contact with people with mental illness.