Suzanne Quin and Bairbre Redmond lecture in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at University College Dublin, and they are the editors of Disability and Social Policy in Ireland (UCD Press, 2003).
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).
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
"I have no doubt that there will be a demand for a further volume as the current set will be a valuable reference for students of social policy."
Sheelagh Broderick, Trinity College Dublin Economic and Social Review 2000