Why We Need To Prevent Mental Distress
By Anne Brocklesby
Key Themes: mental health services, empowerment, manic depression , bi-polar disorder
Anne Brocklesby bravely uses her own experience of the reality of being mentally ill to promote strategies for mental wellbeing. This book has a strong yet simple message look after your mental health. – Jason Edgington, Director of Wandsworth Care Alliance
I have put a great deal of my own experiences into this book, which I hope will be helpful to professionals and others who do not know much about mental health problems. It can also be helpful for those who have experienced mental distress, in the same way that I have, to know that they are not alone. I would like to dedicate this book to those people in the professional and voluntary sectors who work for and with people with mental health difficulties. Together, I know we can make a difference. Mental health promotion and prevention of mental distress is the way forward. Anne Brocklesby
About the Author
Anne Brocklesby was born in 1951 in Epsom, Surrey. She was educated in Wimbledon and Scotland before studying social sciences at Edinburgh University. She has now returned to live in Wimbledon where she has worked for many years in the voluntary sector. She is involved in the Make Poverty History campaign and takes an active interest in mental health issues, trying to promote a more positive image and challenging discrimination and stigma.