This booklet is about mental health, mental capacity and human rights. If you have a mental health or mental capacity issues, this booklet aims to give you information about how human rights can help you have more control over your own life and be treated with dignity and respect.
This booklet focuses on your human rights when you are receiving health and care services, e.g. at your GP, in hospital, community care, care homes etc. Most of the information will also apply to other situations like education, housing or involvement with the police, but these areas are not the focus of this booklet.
This booklet is also available as part of our 'Mental Health and Mental Capacity: Your Human Rights' toolkit.