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Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights Regional Summit in Blackburn

26/01/2017

Join us for the Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights Regional Summit in Blackburn, co-hosted with Healthwatch BwD and the British Institute of Human Rights.

 

The summit is the culmination of a three year national project ‘Care and Support: A Human Rights Approach to Advocacy’. This project, funded by the Department of Health, seeks to embed human rights across the work of advocacy and support organisations. The summit will share learning and ideas from work across England on how human rights can help to improve mental health and mental capacity services and outcomes.

 

The summit will also launch our new series of booklets co-developed with advocacy/support groups to empower people who use services about their human rights. The booklets include information, tips and tools about how individuals, and their advocates, can use human rights to negotiate with services to try and improve care and treatment.

 

The regional summit in Blackburn will cover:

 

-What you need to know about human rights in the UK

-Why human rights are important for mental health and mental capacity services

-How you can use human rights to improve outcomes for services users and staff

-Share learning and real life examples of how human rights have been used to improve services

-Explore how organisations across the statutory and voluntary sectors can work together to put people at the heart of mental health and mental capacity practice

 

Whether you are involved in service design or delivery, an advocacy or support group, a regulator or Commissioner, a carer or representative of service user led/peer support group, come along and join the discussions.

 

To secure your free place, book via the BIHR website: https://www.bihr.org.uk/Event/regional-summit-mental-health-mental-capacity-and-human-rights-blackburn

 

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