Human rights must be part of everyday practice in mental health social work


Advocating and upholding human rights and social justice are core to the practice of mental health social work. It has been argued that failure to engage at a policy level has resulted in the profession (unconsciously or consciously) aiding neoliberal policy reform (Lorenz, 2005).  A radical analysis of social problems is necessary if service users, as people and citizens, are to make the best of their lives and opportunities, mental health and well-being – read the full article on Mad in Ireland