Onsider critically the evidence for a social perspective in understanding mental distress and the ways in which this can inform practice.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of key theoretical approaches, relevent legislation and policy that underpin effective mental health work;understand the social work role within mental health;analyse attitudes to people with mental health problems/needs in relation to economic,political, cultural and ethical issues. demonstrate a good understanding and critical appraisal of theory,policy and practice.

Referencing Requirements:
Karben,K (2011)Social Work and Mental Health.Cambridge:Polity Press
HM Goverment(2009) No Health Without Mental Health London uk/en/Aboutus/Features/DH 123998
Department of Health (2008)Mental Health Act code of practice.
MIND website.
Tew,J.(ed)(2005)Social Perspectives in Mental Health.London:Jessica Kingsley Press
Gould,N.(2010)Mental Health Social Work in Context.London:Routle
Gilbert,P (2010) The value of everything:Social work and its importance in the field of mental health,second edition.Lyme Regis:Russell House Publishers
British Journal of Social Work