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Covers all the important core concepts that shape this field including evidence-based practice and the recovery approach Addresses controversies throughout Community mental health services have expanded considerably in the past decades, with many more working within this field now; and this book takes a global approach to mental health care Comes complete with 6 months' access to the online version offering full search and browse capability, links to external sources and a collection of images and figures, all downloadable into PowerPointWhat is the best way to provide mental health care within the community? How can these services be provided in a way that is easy to access and offer treatments that really work? Community mental health care has evolved as a discipline over the past 50 years, and within the past 20 years, there have been major developments across the world.The Oxford Textbook of Community Mental Health is the most comprehensive and authoritative review published in the field. It looks at how the field has evolved, the current approaches, and combines more established concepts, such as community-based interventions and an epidemiological perspective, with newer concepts, such the recovery approach, evidence-based practices, and implementation science, which are the most powerful ideas shaping this field. . Like community mental health care itself, the book is multidisciplinary and pluralistic. Thoughout, it addresses controversies and also emphasizes areas of convergence, where social values, medical science, and policy show increasing synergy.