My Rights My Mind

Is the so-called mental health ‘crisis’ more than an issue of mental health? Are we also facing a human rights crisis and can looking to international law help us to fix it?

This briefing argues that, in the face of such massive systemic challenges, anything less than transformational change to the mental health system risks failing yet another generation of young people.

It thus explores the case for employing a human rights framework to tackle the specific challenges faced by young people in accessing mental health support.