Everyone has basic Human Rights. These rights are based on many values such as:
Your Human Rights can never be taken away, although they can sometimes be restricted – for example if a person breaks the law, or in the interests of national security.
In Britain our human rights are protected by the Human Rights Act 1998.
The Human Rights Act has had an immense impact in the way people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and dementia are treated.
Those who provide mental health services, like AWP, have a duty to treat people with dignity and respect people's human rights in everything they do.
On this page you will find useful information about your Human Rights.