This comprehensive and bestselling nursing text has been fully and extensively updated for this third edition, and offers students a complete guide to the art and science of mental health nursing. The book combines theory and practice to look in-depth at: Different 'types' of mental health problems Different therapeutic interventions The practical tools of nursing such as risk, assessment, problem solving Key themes such as ethics, law and professional issues. Fully updated by the editors and with a host of new contributing authors, this new edition has 7 brand new chapters and a wealth of new features and material. The new edition includes: Expanded coverage of psychological interventions More emphasis on the skills and capabilities required by nurses in mental health nursing An updated evidence base including latest intervention evidence of what works in mental health nursing New chapters on: admission & discharge, group work, family & carers, solution focused approaches, counselling approaches, motivational approaches, older adults with functional illness, CPD. Additional case studies and practice examples to help students reflect as they learn. Contributions from service users & carersThis book is essential reading for all nurses working in the mental health field, and is a core textbook for years 2 and 3 of a nursing program. Contributors: Anne Aiyegbusi, Ryan Askey-Jones, Sally Askey-Jones, Paul Calaminus, Samantha Coster, Crispin Day, Julie Dilallo, Graham Durcan, Megan Ellis, Ann Gallagher, Lina Gega, Sue Gurney, Cheryl Kipping, Simon Lawton-Smith, Alison I Machin, Tony Machin, Niall McCrae, Sandra Moran, David Morning, Ian Noonan, Ian Norman, Kingsley Norton, Mary O'Toole, Jane Padmore, Caroline Parker, Jean Penny, Rachel Perkins, Karen Pilkington, Hagen Rampes, Julie Repper, Charlotte Roberts, Debbie Robson, Anthony Ross, Iain Ryrie, Jacqueline Sin, Susan Sookoo, Craig Thompson, Simon Westrip, Helen Wilde and Toby Williamson.