British Institute of Human Rights launches mental health advocacy and human rights guide

June 10, 2013

BIHR is pleased to launch Mental Health Advocacy and Human Rights: Your Guide, our latest practical resource to help respect and protect the human rights of people with mental health problems. This guide has been produced with Mind Brighton and Hove, Wish and NSUN, three of the partner organisations involved in our Human Rights in Healthcare project. ​Aimed at both advocates and people who use services, this handy guide explains how the Human Rights Act can be used in mental health settings to secure better treatment and care for people. It draws on real life stories of how laws and legal cases can be used in everyday advocacy practice, providing helpful flow-charts, worked through examples and top tips. Access the guide by clicking on this link: http://www.bihr.org.uk/sites/default/files/BIHR_mentalHealth%20Guide_WEB.pdf