Free mental health and capacity training BIHR’s new Department of Health funded project "Delivering Compassionate Care: Connecting Human Rights to the Front Line" is holding seven free regional learning and mapping events across England this Autumn. Our FREE interactive sessions will: support you to explore how human rights relate to mental health services, and in particular how they can help deliver compassionate care map out key national, regional and local issues in mental health to inform the development of this exciting new project share information about how to become a regional project partner and receive support from BIHR to integrate human rights into your service delivery Who’s this for? These events are open to people working in mental health and/or capacity services, including front-line practitioners, managers, commissioners and advocates. To ensure that we reach the broadest audience during these sessions, places are limited to 3 participants per organisation or service. Where and when? Book your place at one of our events using the links below: Bristol: Monday 29 September 2014, Centre for Deaf People Bristol, BS2 8JL Manchester: Friday 24 October 2014, Friends Meeting House, M2 5NS Cambridge: Friday 7 November 2014, Jesus Lane Quakers Meeting House, CB5 8BA London: Tuesday 11 November 2014, Toynbee Hall (Ashbee Hall Venue) 28 Commercial St, London, E1 6LS Birmingham: Wednesday 12 November 2014, The Birmingham and Midlands Institute, B3 3BS Nottingham: Thursday 13 November 2014, Queens Walk Community Centre, NG2 2DF Sunderland: Wednesday 26 November 2014, Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP Each event will run from 10am - 4pm. Please note refreshments will be provided, but we do have a bring-your-own lunch policy. About the Project Following recent tragic failures in care, there is a clear need to support health and care service workers with the practical tools necessary to carry out their jobs with compassion and respect for human rights. Connecting Human Rights to the Frontline is an exciting and innovative new BIHR project which will take human rights to the heart of mental health services by helping the frontline staff to understand their role in protecting the dignity and human rights of patients. Since the passing of the Human Rights Act 1998, BIHR has developed a well-recognised expertise in partnership work with health and social care settings in bringing rights to life. Building on this experience, the project will partner with the mental health sector across seven regions in England to place human rights at the heart of services. This project will feature a series of open capacity-building and mapping days, specialist training and the development and dissemination of co-produced resources for practitioners.Applications are now open for mental health services interested in joining the project as partners. To find out more, read our information for project partners. Alternatively, you can contact Sophie Howes via email or call 0207 882 5853. Application forms are available here.