Introduction: Conceptualising Mental Health in the Twenty-First Century

  • Carl Walker
  • Angie Hart
  • Paul Hanna


2016, Beachy Head, East Sussex, England. James, stinking to high heaven, stands on the cliff edge, his eyes fixed on a boat far out to sea. He’s about to step out. He can see a bridge that leads to his personal pirate ship. He shouts back to a woman begging him to stay put. ‘Don’t worry, it’s all going to be okay mum .’


Mental Health Academic Psychiatry Private Equity Mental Distress Mental Health Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl Walker
    • 1
  • Angie Hart
    • 2
  • Paul Hanna
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Applied Social ScienceUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  2. 2.School of Health Sciences and Boingboing Social EnterpriseUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  3. 3.School of Hospitality and Tourism ManagementUniversity of SurreySurreyUK

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