Health and mental health are conceptualized broadly here. The health and well-being of body and mind are seen as integrally connected, shaped by biological, physical, psychological, material, social and structural features and determinants. Clients are viewed as active, engaged agents with strengths and resources from which to draw in meeting every day challenges and major life crises. Contributions from around the world allow the social work student to learn about current practice in places as different as Australia, Finland, China, South Africa, Wales, Canada and the United States. Each practice chapter is accompanied by both reflective questions and a case study derived from practice, written both to stimulate discussion and develop assessment and treatment planning skills.