'The sheer exuberance of language, elegance of style and conviction of belief will no doubt appeal to many but I suspect that the real value of the book lies not only with its implication for immediate change in its capacity to stimulate critique and discussion concerning the purposes and future of mental health care and for that reason alone is well worth reading.' - William Whitfield, The International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing Research
'This is a very readable book and makes the model acccessible for all. Ward Managers should have it at the top of their reading list.' - Theo Stickley, Mental Health Today, June 2005
'With its particular emphasis on assessment and care plans, it may be of particular interest to those working in hospital settings, as well as to social workers and counsellors.' - Human Givens Journal
About the Author
Poppy Buchanan-Barker is a Social Worker and Director of the Barkers' Independent Mental Health Consultancy.