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Mental health and human rights : a common agenda for user/survivor and women’s groups?

By Lydia Lewis

Abstract

Mental health is set to be an important agenda for the new Equalities and Human Rights Commission in the UK, providing a significant opportunity for coalescing the work of mental health service user/survivor and women’s groups. In this context, this paper examines the relationship between these groups, which has been marked by both convergence and contestation. Drawing on a study of mental health service user/community groups in one locality, it explores some of the ideological and identity issues which require working through in order to achieve a common agenda for change

Topics: HQ, HM
Publisher: Sage
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:163

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