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Conclusions

  • Tony Gillam
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)

Abstract

This final chapter summarises the book’s main arguments. The author asserts that some aspects of contemporary mental health practice have become mechanical, joyless and uninspiring, leading to a loss of creativity and wellbeing; enjoying a high level of wellbeing is essential to mental health and the practice of mental health care, and creativity is at the heart of this. Key areas are revisited and both the model of creative mental health care (from Chap.  5) and the eight wellbeing recommendations (from Chap.  9) are reviewed. The chapter concludes with the hope that all those associated with mental health practice will support and implement the wellbeing recommendations and make use of the model of creative mental health care in order to promote greater creativity and wellbeing.

Keywords

Contemporary mental health practice Loss of creativity and wellbeing Model of creative mental health care Wellbeing recommendations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Gillam
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  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonWest MidlandsUK

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