When people are discharged from mental health hospitals, this can raise human rights issues including their right to liberty, their well-being and their autonomy/independence. Our project with St Martin of Tours explores these issues and what a human rights approach has to offer.

The project aims to build the knowledge and confidence of healthcare practitioners to use a human rights approach to hospital discharge to better support people discharged from hospital, and in turn to help prevent unnecessary admissions. The project is funded by Skills for Care and runs until March 2018.

We are running an open learning session on 7 February in London for anyone working on hospital discharge. If you would like to attend, book via our website here.

We will soon be launching a new toolkit on hospital discharge and human rights. The toolkit will explore a human rights approach and is based around three key issues: delayed discharge, premature discharge and discharge to an inappropriate setting.

Click here to sign up to receive an email alert when the toolkit is available. 

For more information about the project, contact Helen Wildbore on [email protected]