An easy read with a “how-to” intent, this book provides the insights and process of a practical and viable community mental health team. The authors of the book have produced a book which is as close an account to the reality of making the REACH team a value add to the mental wellness of students. This is the first book in Singapore that details the synergy of the various levels of decision making to enable a child and adolescent community mental health team to take shape, allowing hospital staff to reach students and service providers in primary care.
Contents:Introduction (Brian Poh & Cai Yiming)The Vision (Tay So Leng, Chan Mei Chern and Daniel Fung)Mental Health OutREACH: Processes and Services (Cheryl Lee)Supporting Schools: Strengthening the First Line of Defence for Students with Mental Halth Difficulties (Wong Hui Yi and July Lies)Partnership with VWOs (Estella Lim and Liew Shiang Hui)Partnership with General Practitioners (GPs) (Sim Wan Hua)Resources (July Lies)Taking Stock and REACHing Beyond (Delphine Koh, Jillian Boon, Daniel Fung, John Wong, Chan Mei Chern, Cheak Ching Cheng and Han Bing Ling)Readership: Providers of services for children and their families; practitioners who are interested in program development for communities external parties who want to learn about community outreach services; REACH's partners (school counsellors, GPs, voluntary welfare organisations, etc.); mental health care professionals and school counsellors in other countries, policy makers, administrators (including those financing and supporting the operations), educators, community agency counsellors, graduate and post-graduate students who conduct research on community mental health services.