BIHR has co-produced 8 guides for practitioners on human rights, mental health and mental capacity. The guides were produced as part of our project "Delivering Compassionate Care: Connecting Human Rights to the Frontline". The project (funded by the Department of Health) aims to place human rights at the heart of mental health and mental capacity services, helping to ensure frontline staff have the knowledge and skills to fulfil the vital role they can play in upholding the dignity and human rights of the people using their service.

The first booklet (Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights) contains crucial information for practitioners about their role in respecting and protecting service users' human rights. It is accompanied by seven booklets which are issue-specific. You can download each one by clicking on the titles. 

An additional toolkit has been added to this series on hospital discharge, produced on a separate project, funded by Skills for Care:

To order hard copies of these toolkits, please visit our shop. The toolkits are free, but we ask you to cover the cost of posting them to you.

Each toolkit contains a flowchart to aid decision-making on key issues. For poster versions of these flowcharts visit our Resources page.