Our Partners

At BIHR our projects show the difference human rights can make to helping achieve accountable and high quality health and care services. Our project Care and Support: A Human Rights Approach to Advocacy is working with six groups to ensure people with mental health and capacity issues have increased control and autonomy over treatment decisions, and make sure they are treated with dignity and respect.

Health and social care which respects, protects and fulfils human rights has an important role in ensuring people can live dignified lives and participate in decision making. A human rights approach offers fresh ways into the age-old problem of how to keep human beings, rather than systems or targets, at the heart of delivery. It can support culture change towards person-centred approaches. This requires increased understanding – particularly among patients, carers and service users and their advocates – of how human rights can be put into practice. 

Find out more about our partners:

BHA Leeds Skyline: supporting people living with, or affected by, HIV Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen: the local independent champion for health and care services Mind Brighton and Hove: working to promote good mental health across Sussex
n-compass Northwest: providing advocacy, carers, health & wellbeing services NSUN: the National Service User Network, linking mental health survivors in England WISH: a voice for women's mental health, in hospitals, prisons and community.