The First UK Edition of this popular core text explores the full mental health nursing care continuum within a flexible, person-centred framework. It emphasises skilled engagement, collaborative assessment and care-planning, effective therapeutic communication and compassionate, evidence-based interventions. Its reader-friendly format and concise, focused chapters promote self-awareness, effective communication, collaboration and an emphasis on strengths and resources. Mental Health Nursing First UK Edition is essential reading for pre-registration students at diploma and degree level, on both adult and specialist mental health nursing courses, and as a resource for post-registration clinicians. Kevin Acott is Mental Health Tutor/Branch Leader (MH) in the University of Surrey's Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences.