Recovery, mental health and inequality: Chinese ethnic minorities as mental health service users

Lynn TANG*

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Abstract

Mental health has long been perceived as a taboo subject in the UK, so much so that mental health services have been marginalised within health and social care. There is even more serious neglect of the specific issues faced by different ethnic minorities. This book uses the rich narratives of the recovery journeys of Chinese mental health service users in the UK - a perceived 'hard-to-reach group' and largely invisible in mental health literature - to illustrate the myriad ways that social inequalities such as class, ethnicity and gender contribute to service users' distress and mental ill-health, as well as shape their subsequent recovery journeys. Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality contributes to the debate about the implementation of 'recovery approach' in mental health services and demonstrates the importance of tackling structural inequalities in facilitating meaningful recovery. This timely book would benefit practitioners and students in various fields, such as nurses, social workers and mental health postgraduate trainees.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages186
ISBN (Electronic)9781315725086
ISBN (Print)9781138849976
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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