Policy Press

Mental health and wellbeing

From the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of society as a whole, to more specific and personal instances, mental health and wellbeing need to be researched and studied from a range of disciplines in order to be fully understood. 

The books collected here reflect these different approaches, from sociological explanations of mental illness, to safeguarding to explorations of children's mental health in a digital age.

Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In this cross-cutting theme, we aim to address the following goal:

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You may also be interested in our Global Social Challenge on health and wellbeing.

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Belonging and Belongings

Children’s Sense of Home in Shared Custody Arrangements

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Youth Work

Improving the Lives of Young People and Communities

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How To Create Societies for Human Wellbeing

How to Create Societies for Human Wellbeing presents a compelling new perspective on psychological wellbeing informed by evidence on human stress responses. It shows how our mental health is shaped by the social and cultural conditions in which we all live and offers new ways to respond through political and social change.

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The Adult Safeguarding Practice Handbook 2e

The second edition of this best-selling book continues to provide an essential guide to best practice in adult safeguarding. It includes recent legislation, guidance and research-based developments and relates them to practice examples.

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Mental Capacity Law, Sexual Relationships, and Intimacy

This edited collection brings together a range of academics, practitioners and organisations to consider the implications of recent case law around consent in sexual relationships on the day-to-day lives of people with cognitive impairments.

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Agenda for Social Justice 3

Solutions for 2024

The Agenda for Social Justice 3 provides accessible insights into some of the most pressing social problems in the United States and proposes public policy responses to those problems. Chapters include discussion of social problems related to criminal justice, the economy, food insecurity, education, healthcare, housing and immigration.

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Education and Resilience in Crisis

Challenges and Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Combining Work and Care

Carer Leave and Related Employment Policies in International Context

Written and informed by national experts, this is the first publication to provide a detailed examination of the development, implementation and implications of carer leave policies and policies in 9 countries across Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America.

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What Are the Olympics For?

While attention is on Olympic triumphs and tribulations, there is much that goes on behind the scenes that is deeply troubling. Boykoff tells us that radical steps are required if the Games are to be fixed and only then will they be truly ‘athletes first’.

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Critical Social Work with Children and Families

Theory, Context and Practice

This fully-updated, accessible textbook considers the theory and practice of critical social work in addressing inequality and social injustice. It is essential reading for students, educators and practitioners of child and family social work.

Diversity and Welfare Provision

Tension and Discrimination in 21st Century Britain

This book explores how diverse citizens experience welfare provision. It seeks to promote broader debate and address the silences in research and debate, particularly in relation under-researched groups, with the aim of developing a renewed call for analysis.

Living on the Edge

Innovative Research on Leaving Care and Transitions to Adulthood

Addressing previously neglected groups of care leavers such as unaccompanied migrants, street youth, young parents and those with a disability, this book considers the precarity often experienced by many care leavers. It makes research relevant to practitioners and policy-makers aiming to enable, rather than label, vulnerable groups.