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Community-based Mental Health Services: Promoting Rights & Recovery Globally

July 1 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Is rights-based transformation in mental health really possible? Yes, and it is already happening in your area!

This month, the World Health Organization, released their guidance and technical packages on community mental health services:  promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches.

It is rather a large document so here are some of the key messages:

The WHO selected 22 organisations across the world to showcase as good practice, community-based mental health services that are person-centred, recovery oriented and adhere to human rights standards. KeyRing is one of the services featured.

The document calls for the scaling up of services like these that:

  • Do not use coercive practices such as isolation and restraint.
  • Respect people’s choices about their treatment and support.
  • Provide person-centred holistic support addressing all areas of a person’s life including relationships, work, family and education – rather than focusing solely on symptom reduction.

A scaling up of services like the KeyRing service already commissioned in your area. We would love to chat more with you about how we can support more residents in the area. You may be interested to know that many of the good practice services featured in the guidance are cheaper to implement and have good or better outcomes than comparable mainstream services. KeyRing support could provide more than £400k annual savings from preventative savings and direct cost avoidance.

KeyRing smash barriers to wellbeing and independence through connection, flexible support and skill-building. People are key to changing their own lives and it is our role to support them on this journey. They become part of a network of support. Each network supports a group of individuals to live independently within an ordinary community. They secure and maintain their own accommodation as well as build the skills they need to improve their wellbeing and move to the next stage of independence.

Peer support is key to the success of the network. Everyone who receives KeyRing’s support has skills and experience to offer their fellow Members (people we support). They also become engaged with their local community, benefitting from and contributing to the resources in it.

This multi-layered approach to support allows us to be flexible and encourage people to see beyond support services

We would also like to invite you to attend a webinar that we are running alongside the Association of Mental Health Providers. You will have the opportunity to hear about a range of delivery models in different countries. Speakers from the World Health Organization will introduce the session. Thursday 1 July
12:30-14:00 (BST)

You can book the session here. 


July 1
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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