BIHR's "Delivering Compassionate Care" project aims to place human rights at the heart of mental health 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 project is funded by the Department of Health, therefore the information in this booklet focuses on English law and bodies. 

This booklet, the first of eight, is about human rights in services supporting people with mental health and/or mental capacity issues, and is aimed at practitioners working in these settings. The seven booklets which will follow will be issue-specific, and will cover topics such as Learning Disability and Human Rights, Social Care Intervention and Human Rights and Dementia and Human Rights. 

BIHR would like to thank the hundreds of practitioners at our seven 'pilot' services for their engagement with this project and their help producing our set of resources, particularly the Human Rights Leads for their ideas, advice and guidance. 

To find out more about the pilot services involved in our project, please click here

To find out about our other mental health and human rights project, 'Care and Support: A Human Rights Approach to Advocacy', and to download the resources for this, please click here