30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: Ending coercion in mental health: the need for a human rights-based approach

In this speech I pointed out that a balance needed to be struck to take account of the situation where patients were at risk of harm to themselves or others. I also pointed out how around Europe I had seen situations where those with menatl health probelms were locked away to stop others harming them.  This spoke of the need for proper assessment, proper training and basic education.  I also said how delighted I was to see an emphasis in the UK on mental health in schools and the need to transfer records for those in prison.

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