“Dignity in Mental Health” Awareness Raising Day Report
Islington Refugee Forum, in partnership with Hillside Clubhouse Wellbeing Service, Manor Garden Health Advocacy Project, and Imece Women’s Centre organised a successful 2015 Mental Health event.
“Dignity in Mental Health” was the theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day which took place on the 10th October 2015. Research identifies three areas as threats to dignity in mental health care: stigma and discrimination, acute inpatient care and human rights violations. Adults with mental health problems are considered as one of the most socially excluded groups in society. The acts that violate dignity and fail to respect an individual and their story can lead to further damage, whereas respecting an individual’s identity and protecting their dignity will help to promote recovery.