The Rethink Carers Group has managed to arrange a seminar with Doug Feery (public law, human rights and mental health law specialist barrister), who has delivered at various of the national and northern Rethink sessions and Mark McGhee, a solicitor who is based at Fentons in Manchester, who has supported the Rethink Advice Service in London.
They have asked them to give advice on the rights of our loved ones, to mental health services in light of financial restrictions and changes to services – moving away from secondary services and into primary care services etc.
If you are worried about how to get assessments or second opinions when your loved one becomes ill, or getting back into the system when there is a relapse, then this would be a useful event to attend.
Also many of us are interested in their rights to choice and advocacy and also our rights as carers to be involved in their care and also have advocacy.
As the range of information is so wide, I am asking you for questions beforehand of the sort of things you are finding difficult and we will have half the meeting as a Q and A session.
Doug and Mark cannot advise in the session on particular cases, but there may be a chance for a private chat at coffee time.
Please email, write or ring me with your questions or if that is not possible write them down and bring them with you.
Chair – Mental Health Carers Group Stockport
Monday the 30th of September 6.30pm till 9pm
The Training Room
The Wellbeing Centre