Coming Up

Autonomy Summer School 2014

21 Aug 2014 - 09:00
University of Essex

3rd European Conference on Mental Health

10 Sep 2014 - 09:00
Tallinn, Estonia


In the final instalment of his three part blog series, MDAC’s Executive Director discusses the importance of advocacy and restorative justice as possible solutions to psychiatry’s failure to recognise and deal with human rights abuses among its professionals. »
Today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights released a report on his 19-21 November 2013 visit to Denmark. Commissioner Nils Muižnieks noted that Denmark has policies in place that promote the autonomy of persons with disabilities. However he expressed deep concern that people with intellectual disabilities and psycho-social (mental health) disabilities are being segregated from the rest of the community, subjected to their legal capacity being stripped from them and being placed under guardianship. »
The Global Movement for Mental Health could make a bridge between the public health and disability rights worlds. In the second of a three-part series MDAC’s Executive Director discusses how community living with supports has become a human right that should reshape the public mental health landscape. »
The UK House of Lords has found that supported decision-making for people with disabilities is 'not well embedded', and strongly criticised the fact that tens of thousands continue to be deprived of their liberty without the protection of the law. »


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