Mosby's Pocketbook of Mental Health will provide a handy, readable text for easy access to immediate advice for a range of health and allied professionals who encounter people with mental illness. The potency of this text is in the transmission of information in a ready-reckoned format, in bite size, manageable pieces of data as a quick reference for mental health professionals and workers 'in the field' in clinical and non-clinical areas. In sum a 'one-stop shop' for essential knowledge and skills backed up by the latest scientific evidence. The text would be consumer-centred, context-specific (Australia/New Zealand) with tangibly practical advice supported by internationally accepted standards of evidence. Dot points, diagrams and flow charts would be used to provide straightforward, readable, accessible, hands-on material. Mosby's Pocketbook of Mental Health will not replace a core mental health textbook, but rather complement a core text and offer a quick reference in practice.