Practice Issues: Reflections from Experience

  • Derek Tilbury
Part of the Practical Social Work book series (PSWS)


Mental health social work is generic in that its basic aims are to reduce pain, relieve stress, offer practical services, bring in resources, restore social functioning, promote growth and development, speak up for the weak and powerless, protect the vulnerable and help people take control of their own lives. It has the same responsibilities to challenge social attitudes and the social policy and social provision which stem from them where these work to the detriment of clients.


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© British Association of Social Workers 1993

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  • Derek Tilbury

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