Mental Health Charter
The Mental Health Charter was originally launched in 2008. It is a clear set of statements to show that every person has the right to mental health services that:
- Work together with respect, dignity and compassion.
- Make a positive difference to each person’s recovery and quality of life.
- Are guided by the individual’s views about what they need and what helps them.
- Treat everyone as a capable citizen who can make choices and take control of their own life.
- Give people the appropriate information they need to make their own decisions and choices about their recovery.
- Recognise that mental health services are only part of a person’s recovery.
- Communicate with each person in the way that is right for them.
- Understand that each person has a unique culture, life experiences and values.
- Recognise, respect and support the role of carers.
- Support their workers to do they jobs well.
- Challenge stigma, fear and discrimination both within the mental health services and in the wider society.
- Put mental health n a par with physical health.
- Are culturally competent and can meet the diverse needs of local people.
The Mental Health Charter has been signed by representatives from:
- Leicester City Council
- Leicestershire County Council
- Rutland County Council
- Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
- Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group
- West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
- East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group
- Voluntary Sector Partnership Forum
- University Hospitals of Leicester
- Leicestershire Police
- East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust