Wednesday 1st March 10am-4.30pm

This 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 London, co-hosted with our local partners Wish, NSUN and Mind in Brighton and Hove, 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


Representatives from BIHR’s partner organisations will share their experiences first-hand at the meeting, setting the context for discussion on how human rights can help you to work collaboratively to improve services locally. Speakers include:

  • NSUN
  • Mind in Brighton and Hove
  • North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Martin of Tours Housing Association

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, please use our on-line booking form below. Due to high demand, bookings will be limited to 3 people per organisation.


We are aware that some people attempting to book a place via NHS servers are having difficulty using our website. If you are struggling to make your booking, you can reserve a place via email to


"Great trainers, thought-provoking and made relevant to our work. Really well delivered" 

- Caroline, health and social care worker 

"This is an excellent, clear, concise, thought-provoking course that is well worth attending." 

- Claire, health and social care worker

"Both trainers were confident, knowledgeable and delivered the subject strongly and sensitively. If I had a human rights issue I'd want them to help me" 

- Maria, health and social care worker


Due to demand we have to restrict bookings to a maximum of three per organisation

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