This is a NEW campaign report from the #123GP campaign. Chapter Headings as follows: Background and Campaign Aims Stop Pretending Things are OK - the mental health crisis in NI Scratching the Surface - funding for mental health services Primary Care Pathways for accessing counselling Monitoring People's Experiences Monitoring Change: Human Rights Benchmarks and Indicators Where we are : Campaign Progress Conclusions and Recommendations Next steps
PPR's evidence on the state of economic and social rights to the UN Rapporteur Philip Alston in advance of his office's investigation into extreme poverty in the UK.
Holding mental health services to account- indicators and benchmarks
Participation Progress Report - Belfast Mental Health Rights Group

Video Podcasts

The Belfast Mental Health Rights Group (BMHRG) is made up of mental health service users and family members bereaved by suicide. 'What We Know About Change' is a short film which documents the journey of the BMHRG who through their personal experience of mental health service failures, became actively involved in working for improved care. 'What We Know About Change' chronicles the progress, the setbacks, the disappointments and the frustrations of the BMHRG through their campaigns.
On 21st May 2009, a leading international expert on health and human rights (Dr. Helen Potts) joined the PIPS/Greater Shankill Bereaved Families Rights Group to help lead a discussion with MLAs and health agencies at The Long Gallery at Stromont. The discussion, entitled "From Pillar to Post: Linking Meaningful Participation to Improved Service Delivery", will highlight the crucial role of participation of mental health service users in shaping the delivery of effective mental health services.
On 28th November 2007, the PIPS/RAYS Rights Group (a cross-community group of mental health service users and affected families in Belfast, Northern Ireland) came together to present evidence to human rights experts on the right to mental health. They hope to improve the delivery of mental health services and increase participation from affected groups in public policy decision-making.
Part 2. On 28th November 2007, the PIPS/RAYS Rights Group (a cross-community group of mental health service users and affected families in Belfast, Northern Ireland) came together to present evidence to human rights experts on the right to mental health. They hope to improve the delivery of mental health services and increase participation from affected groups in public policy decision-making.