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Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health


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Foreword Martin Seligman; 1. Why wellbeing and recovery? Mike Slade, Lindsay Oades and Aaron Jarden; 2. The science of wellbeing and positive psychology Lindsay Oades and Lara Mossman; 3. Recovery and mental health Mike Slade and Genevieve Wallace; 4. Wellbeing policy: an overview D. Weijers and Aaron Jarden; 5. Positive psychology and severe mental ill-health: strengths-based cognitive-behavioural interventions in psychosis Pawel D. Mankiewicz and Julia C. Renton; 6. Conceptual framework for wellbeing in psychosis Mike Slade and Beate Schrank; 7. Meaning in life and wellbeing Michael F. Steger; 8. The complete state model of mental health Corey L. M. Keyes and Chris C. Martin; 9. Collaborative recovery model: from mental health recovery to wellbeing Lindsay Oades, Frank P. Deane and Trevor P. Crowe; 10. Positive psychotherapy: a wellbeing approach toward recovery Tayyab Rashid, Ryan N. Howes and Ruth Louden; 11. WELLFOCUS PPT for psychosis Beate Schrank, Simon Riches and Mike Slade; 12. Mobile health Dror Ben-Zeev and Nidhi Badiyani; 13. Wellbeing and recovery in the emergency services: how do we care for those who care for us? Kristen Hamling and Aaron Jarden; 14. Recovery learning communities and the road to wellbeing Deborah Delman and Jonathan Delman; 15. Recovery colleges and co-production Geoff Shepherd, Jane McGregor, Sara Meddings and Waldo Roeg; 16. Wellbeing in non-Western cultures Samson Tse; 17. Wellbeing policy in Australia and New Zealand R. Jarden, Aaron Jarden and Lindsay Oades; 18. Population level: wellbeing in the general population Sarah Stewart-Brown; 19. Community level: translating wellbeing policy, theory and evidence into practice Tony Coggins; 20. Positive education: visible wellbeing and positive functioning in students L. Waters, J. Sun, R. Rusk, A. Cotton and A. Arch; 21. Positive tertiary education in a residential setting: Kooloobong Village Lindsay Oades and Gordon B. Spence; 22. Living well in cities: towards a location-based model of perceived urban liveability Pascal Perez and Mohammad-Reza Namazi-Rad; 23. Wellbeing enhancing workplaces Kathryn M. Page, Allison J. Milner, Amanda Allisey, Andrew Noblet and Anthony D. LaMontagne; 24. Need-supportive parenting and its role in the wellbeing and recovery of individuals: a self-determination theory perspective Christopher P. Niemiec and Justin C. Coulson; 25. Social marketing of wellbeing Ross Gordon and Lindsay Oades; 26. Wellbeing and recovery: a possible future Lindsay Oades, Mike Slade and Aaron Jarden; Index.

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This book brings together current research on recovery and wellbeing, to inform mental health systems and wider community development.

About the Author

Mike Slade is Professor of Health Services Research in the Health Service and Population Research Department, King's College London. Lindsay Oades is Associate Professor of Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne. Aaron Jarden is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Research Officer at the Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.


'This exciting collection of groundbreaking research from around the world shows how hope, recovery, and wellbeing are far better than suffering, misery, and illness as guiding concepts for policy and practice in mental health and beyond, to civil society.' Larry Davidson, Yale University, Connecticut
'Slade, Oades, and Jarden have fostered a long-overdue conversation within this book - between clinicians focusing on recovery, and positive psychologists focusing on well-being. Although the first group has traditionally focused on returning clients to baseline, the other group has tried to leave the baseline behind, for new heights of well-being. The upshot of the conversation is this: that the processes bringing recovery and the processes bringing well-being are much the same, though they have been focused on in isolation. This book also stakes a claim for diversity, and the equal personhood of 'victims' needing to 'recover' from mental illness. They are not different from us, it turns out: they ARE us.' Ken Sheldon, Curators' Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri
'... research has been converging on the idea that positive psychological approaches have great utility for people at risk for and experiencing mental disorders. This book provides a much needed framework for synthesizing that literature and planning ahead for what is sure to be a vibrant and massively impactful field of study.' Acacia Parks, Hiram College, Ohio

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