Mental Health and Human Rights Advocacy School During 2018 we ran our two day course to enable people to better understand and use human rights to secure positive outcomes for their clients “This course has helped me to understand human rights law, giving me a stronger starting point when advocating on behalf of someone else.” We ran a parallel summer school for people using mental health services, read about it here. Through this projects we empowered over 50 advocates, practitioners, peer supporters, carers and service users with an estimated indirect reach of over 700 people. Empowering this group contributes to the long term shifting of power imbalances, enabling communities to benefit from the law to get better decisions and outcomes that respect their dignity. In a time of declining legal aid and access to justice, it is vital that advocates are able to use the language of the law to ensure people are treated with dignity and respect. This work was kindly funded by the Allen and Overy Grants Programme.