Human rights are fundamental to good mental health services

Thankfully most people never have to worry about their human rights. For many, they can seem fairly distant: something for lawyers and politicians to worry about, with little impact on our own everyday lives. When we do hear about human rights in the media it’s usually via a story that links them with supposedly ‘undeserving’ groups or used as a proxy for anti-European views. But this picture hides the uncomfortable truth that people in the UK do still have their rights abused.

Read more from Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, writing in the Huffington Post as new guidance on the use of restraint practices in mental health hospitals is published.