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!

Get involved

There will be opportunities to get involved in helping us create the tools, during consultation and testing phases. The first of these opportunities is during our FREE Summer School on mental health and human rights taking place in East London (our home patch). Our course for advocates is open for booking now, with the first session on 27 June. Our sessions for people using services will open shortly, please check back. Our summer school has been made possible due to the kind support of Allen and Overy

For more information on this work, please contact the office on [email protected]