Foreword Margot O'Donnell and Mary O'Hagan; 1. Introduction to mental health and mental illness: human connectedness and the collaborative consumer narrative Nicholas Procter, Amy Baker, Kirsty Grocke and Monika Ferguson; 2. Learning through human connectedness on clinical placement: translation to practice Denise McGarry; 3. Maori mental health Jacquie Kidd, Kerri Butler and Reina Harris; 4. The social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal Australians Debra Hocking; 5. Assessment of mental health and mental illness Terry Froggatt and Susan Liersch; 6. Legal and ethical aspects in mental health care Helen P. Hamer, A. J. O'Brien and Debra Lampshire; 7. Mental health and substance use Rhonda L. Wilson; 8. Nutrition, physical health and behaviour change Denise McGarry; 9. Mental health of people of migrant and refugee background Nicholas Procter, Asma Babakarkhil, Amy Baker and Monika Ferguson; 10. Gender, sexuality and mental health Helen P. Hamer, Joe MacDonald, Jane Barrington and Debra Lampshire; 11. Mental health of children and young people Rhonda L. Wilson and Serena Riley; 12. Mental health of older people Helen P. Hamer, Debra Lampshire and Sue Thomson; 13. Rural and regional mental health Rhonda L. Wilson; 14. Mental health in the interprofessional context Denise McGarry and Anne Storey; 15. Conclusions: looking to practice Nicholas Procter.
Professor Nicholas Procter PhD MBA Grad Dip Adult Ed BA CertAdvClinNsg RN is the University of South Australia inaugural Chair: Mental Health Nursing and convener of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Research Group located within the Sansom Institute for Health Research. Dr Helen Hamer is a senior lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Auckland. Ms Denise McGarry is a lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at Charles Sturt University. Dr Rhonda Wilson is a lecturer in Mental Health Nursing within the School of Health at the University of New England. Dr Terry Froggatt is a lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Wollongong.