The issue of mental health is expected to be one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare systems in the future. Mental healthcare should be treated no differently to physical healthcare in that a human rights-based approach should be adopted in both. It is vital that the rights and self-determination of all patients, including persons with mental health difficulties, be promoted and that they may actively participate to the greatest possible extent in all decisions regarding their treatment and care. In this context, the development and use of voluntary measures and practices in mental healthcare should be promoted.
14 November 2023 | Riga, Latvia
Organised under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers
Compendium: Good Practices in the Council of Europe to Promote Voluntary Measures in Mental Health Services
- Compendium of good practices in mental health care - how to promote voluntary care and treatment practices. Collection of examples, July 2020 – December 2020
- Form for Collection of examples of good practices in mental health care