WHO QualityRights Project – addressing a hidden emergency
The QualityRights Tool Kit
The WHO has launched the Quality Rights Tool Kit, which supports countries to assess and improve quality of care and human rights conditions in mental health and social care facilities.
The strength of the Quality Rights Tool kit lies in its ability to facilitate on the ground (facility-level) improvements as well as at policy level. It addresses care quality and human rights in inpatient, outpatient and community facilities by using a participatory approach involving people with mental health conditions, families and healthcare staff.
What are the objectives?
What are the long term benefits of the project?
The project will put an end to violations being carried out in the full range of mental health and social care facilities and improve the quality of support and care being provided. Not only does this project provide training and develop skills for health care workers and people with mental disabilities to improve services, but it works to reform policy and law and build a lasting legacy of respect for human rights.
Importantly, the project is a building block for a grassroots civil society movement of people with mental disabilities. Through the establishment of civil society organizations, people with mental disabilities can take concerted action against human rights violations. They can participate more fully in community life, gain access to education and employment opportunities, actively contribute to decision-making processes on issues affecting them, and work towards the provision of quality mental health services in the communities where they live.
Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South
28th-29th November 2015
Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda.
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