We're pleased to announce that BIHR has been awarded a grant from The Legal Education Foundation to develop a new interactive website to empower people about their human rights and how to use them interactions with mental health and mental capacity services. 

This innovative tool draws on our experience of working with over 10,000 people using services, carers, family members, advocates and staff in health and care services. It will transform our practical co-developed flowcharts on "how to identify a human rights issue" and "how to take action" to secure human rights in mental health or capacity services, before having to go to court. It will focus on how people can benefit from their human rights in easy to understand steps, helping resolve sometimes complex situations, in positive ways that improve their lives. 

Alongside the interactive tool will be other accessible, practical resources to help people understand their human rights, including mini guide versions of our hardcopy toolkits (get your copies here!) and new videos, including an exciting project with a local self-advocacy group in Liverpool, more information coming soon! 

We will be creating a new space on our website for these exciting new tools, so watch this space!

Come to our Launch!

We are really excited to announce that on the 3rd July we will launch our new online advocacy tool: Know Your Human Rights, which supports people to know when their human rights may be at risk in mental health and mental capacity services, and how to use the law to resolve these issues in everyday discussions with staff.

This event free to attend and is open to people with mental health and/or capacity issues, their families, carers, support workers and advocates. 

We have 50 places available at our session, which will be held in Central London. Click on this link for more information and to book your place!