Mental Health Care for Children and Young People and Human Rights: A practitioner's guide

The booklet is free but postage cost will be added at Checkout

This booklet is about human rights in mental health settings for children and young people. It is aimed at professionals working in hospitals but some of the information may be useful for work in the community. We use the term 'practitioner' throughout to include anyone working in these settings (e.g. qualified and unqualified workers). We use the term 'young people' throughout to mean any person using mental health care under the age of 18. Lots of information in the booklet may also be useful for people using services, their family, carers or advocates. 

Key issues covered: 

Seclusion vs. de-escalation, including a decision making flowchart

Supporting young people with eating disorders

Private and family life on the ward 

This booklet is also available as part of our Practitioner Toolkit.