The World Health Organization (WHO) Quality Rights initiative is working to improve access to quality mental health services globally and to promote the human rights of people with mental health conditions and psychosocial, intellectual, and cognitive disabilities. As part of this initiative, it is developing a good practice guidance document which will present information on dementia services that promote human rights and the recovery approach. This is also in support of WHO’s global mandate - the Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 (WHA A70/28). The initiative is seeking support to identify people-centred services that operate without coercion, and that respond to people’s needs by promoting autonomy, inclusion in the community, and the involvement of people with lived experience at all levels of decision-making.
This should include services that support people experiencing acute crises but that do not resort to force, coercion, involuntary admission and treatment or the use of seclusion and restraints. If you would like to help them in their search, please complete the survey below. By completing the questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to submit any dementia services that you believe should be considered as a good practice and can therefore potentially contribute to shaping the future of mental health services. Anyone who is involved in providing a service, has experience of using a service, or knows of a service is welcome to complete the questionnaire and you can submit as many services as you wish. This online consultation survey will close on 31st October 2023 at 23:45 GMT.