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1. Introduction to mental health and mental illness: human connectedness and the collaborative consumer narrative Nicholas Procter, Amy Baker, Kirsty Baker, Lisa Hodge and Monika Ferguson; 2. Learning through human connectedness on clinical placement: translation to practice Denise McGarry; 3. Maori mental health Jacquie Kidd and Kerri Butler; 4. The social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal Australians and the collaborative consumer narrative Debra Hocking; 5. Assessment of mental health and mental illness Terry Froggatt and Susan Sumskis; 6. Use of psychotropic medications in mental health care Mark Loughhead, Simon Bell and Nicholas Procter; 7. Legal and ethical aspects in mental health care Helen P. Hamer, Debra Lampshire and Terry Froggatt; 8. Mental health and substance use Rhonda L. Wilson; 9. Nutrition, physical health and behaviour change Denise McGarry and Anne Storey; 10. Mental health of people of immigrant and refugee backgrounds Nicholas Procter, Amy Baker, Mary Anne Kenny and Monika Ferguson; 11. Gender, sexuality and mental health Helen P. Hamer, Joe MacDonald, Jane Barrington and Debra Lampshire; 12. Mental health of children and young people Rhonda L. Wilson and Serena Riley; 13. Mental health of older people Helen P. Hamer, Debra Lampshire and Sue Thompson; 14. Rural and regional mental health Rhonda L. Wilson; 15. E-mental health Rhonda L. Wilson; 16. Mental health in the interprofessional context Denise McGarry and Anne Storey; 17. Conclusions: leadership and mentoring for mental health practice Nicholas Procter and Mark Loughhead.

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Written by an expert author team, Mental Health: A person-centred approach supports the development of high-quality, person-centred care.

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Nicholas Procter is the University of South Australia's Inaugural Professor and Chair: Mental Health Nursing, and convenor of the Mental Health and Substance Use Research Group, located within the Sansom Institute for Health Research. The strategic intent of Professor Procter's work is to partner with people and organisations who can use research and practice to make a difference outside of academia, particularly in trauma informed practice, person centered care, mental health service delivery and public policy. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Tasmania. Helen P. Hamer is an independent consultant with many years of experience of mental health nursing. Helen's research focuses on citizenship, human rights and social justice for people with mental health problems; social inclusion, reducing stigma and discrimination, mental health law, therapeutic jurisprudence and procedural justice. Helen is recognised internationally as a leader in the development of service users as co-researchers and academics and the facilitation of recovery-focused and trauma-informed practice. Helen holds honorary lecturer positions at the School of Nursing at the University of Auckland and at the Program for Recovery and Community Health, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University. Helen is also a regular volunteer at a psychiatric hospital in Vietnam supported by the New Zealand Vietnamese Health Trust, Christchurch. Denise McGarry is a credentialed mental health nurse and a fellow of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses. She teaches at the Australian Catholic University in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine as a lecturer in mental health. In this capacity she enjoys working with nursing and paramedic students. Rhonda L. Wilson is Associate Professor of E-Mental Health at the Institute of Clinical Research, Unit of Telepsychiatry E-Mental Health, Faculty of Health Services, University of Southern Denmark. She is an adjunct academic mental health nurse at the University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia and at the Torrens Resilience Institute, Flinders University of South Australia. Rhonda has a wide experience in clinical mental health nursing in rural and regional Australia, and in teaching nursing and mental health curriculums to undergraduate and post graduate students. Her mental health research focus is to develop and conduct clinical trials of innovative digital interventions to promote mental health, well-being and recovery to diverse and hard-to-reach populations across the world. Terry Froggatt is Head - Health and Social Wellbeing at the Nan Tien Institute overseeing post graduate degree courses and research. Terry has extensive clinical and managerial experience in Mental Health. He is a credentialed Mental Health Nurse, Vice President and Fellow of the AUstralian College of Mental Health Nurses and a facilitator of the Commonwealth Governments - Mental Health Professionals Network. Terry is also a University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Senior Honorary Fellow. Terry has international experience assisting organisations in the growth and development of their people. Terry has worked collaboratively, with academics and practitioners', in Australia and overseas, in the field of organisational leadership, culture and climate, environmental sustainability and mental health.

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