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

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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