Make Our Rights Reality

Ignored. Downtrodden. Discriminated against. Young people have had enough of our struggles being downplayed and our rights forgotten.

We're done waiting. We're taking matters into our own hands.

With Make Our Rights Reality young people in every corner of the country, from every walk of life, are getting to know their rights and how to fight for them.

Our first campaign - Our Minds Our Future - is led by young people fighting for a seat at the table in decisions about local mental health services. 

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    Mental health care on my terms? That'll be £1000 per night

    On Friday 15th July, the ‘National Health Service (Co-funding and CoPayment) Bill’ will be debated in parliament. Put forward by the Conservative MP Christopher Chope, the bill would see an increase to the number of NHS services that could be charged for, as well as the option for those who can afford it to pay to be able to access health treatment more quickly. It’s unlikely it will make it to the floor, never mind be passed, but instead of breathing a sigh of relief, I would argue that in many areas of our health service – especially mental health – this system is already effectively in place.

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    Let’s Make The Early Prevention Myth a Thing of The Past

    There are a host of hard truths which very few of us are normally willing to confront. Here’s one: ‘Early prevention’ - meaning the proactive mental health support that can reduce the likelihood of more severe and entrenched difficulties later on - is a distant dream for many young people.

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    #TimeToTalk About The Real Elephant In The Room

    While talking about our mental health challenges with friends and family can provide well-needed support, that can’t be the end of the conversation. MORR steering group member Jenny talks about the structural changes to the mental health system needed to backup anti-stigma campaigns.

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    Getting to know your rights

    Last month I went on some training covering human rights and mental health to support me in a new campaign project called MORR (Make Our Rights Reality). MORR is being run by Youth Access and delivered in partnership with other youth advice and counselling services across the UK.

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