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Citizenship <ul><li>“ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” </li></ul><ul><li>“ They are endowed...
Fair and Just Laws <ul><li>“ The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridge...
Mental Health Act 2001 <ul><li>“ No! No! said the Queen, sentence first- verdict afterwards” </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis Carro...
Criminal Justice  (Insanity)  Act 2006 <ul><li>“ Wrongdoing can only be avoided if those who are not wronged feel the same...
It’s Only Medication <ul><li>“ The doctors were very brave about my illness” </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy Parker </li></ul>
Risk Management? <ul><li>Restraint and seclusion </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is now recognised internationally that seclusion a...
STIGMA and Public Attitudes <ul><li>Just 41% of those </li></ul><ul><li>surveyed thought </li></ul><ul><li>people with men...
Social Exclusion <ul><li>“ People with a diagnosis of mental illness, as a group, are severely socially excluded in Irish ...
Leadership <ul><li>“ No stranger to misery myself, I am learning to befriend the wretched” </li></ul><ul><li>Virgil  (70-1...
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John Redican A Vision for Change: What is the 'citizenship' core value and how has it been applied in practice

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John Redican A Vision for Change: What is the 'citizenship' core value and how has it been applied in practice

  1. 1. Citizenship <ul><li>“ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” </li></ul><ul><li>“ They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood” </li></ul><ul><li>Article 1: Universal Declaration of human rights </li></ul>
  2. 2. Fair and Just Laws <ul><li>“ The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread” </li></ul><ul><li>Anatole France (1884-1924) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mental Health Act 2001 <ul><li>“ No! No! said the Queen, sentence first- verdict afterwards” </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis Carroll: “Alice’s adventures in wonderland (1865)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer” </li></ul><ul><li>Sir William Blackstone 1723-1780 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Criminal Justice (Insanity) Act 2006 <ul><li>“ Wrongdoing can only be avoided if those who are not wronged feel the same indignation at it as those who are” </li></ul><ul><li>Solon 638-559BC Athenian Poet, statesman and reformer </li></ul><ul><li>Section 13 amendment to be urgently addressed </li></ul>
  5. 5. It’s Only Medication <ul><li>“ The doctors were very brave about my illness” </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy Parker </li></ul>
  6. 6. Risk Management? <ul><li>Restraint and seclusion </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is now recognised internationally that seclusion and restraint can be significantly reduced and in many cases eliminated. Our intention should be to eliminate it” </li></ul><ul><li>Queensland state policy document </li></ul>
  7. 7. STIGMA and Public Attitudes <ul><li>Just 41% of those </li></ul><ul><li>surveyed thought </li></ul><ul><li>people with mental </li></ul><ul><li>health problems </li></ul><ul><li>should have children </li></ul><ul><li>if they wished. Only </li></ul><ul><li>61% believed that people </li></ul><ul><li>with mental health </li></ul><ul><li>problems had the right to </li></ul><ul><li>fulfilment through sexual </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>“ Public Attitudes towards people with disabilities” NDA 2007. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Exclusion <ul><li>“ People with a diagnosis of mental illness, as a group, are severely socially excluded in Irish Society” </li></ul><ul><li>(Quarterly National Household survey, CSO 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Negative generalisations </li></ul><ul><li>Stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><li>Media messages </li></ul><ul><li>Ingrained assumptions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Leadership <ul><li>“ No stranger to misery myself, I am learning to befriend the wretched” </li></ul><ul><li>Virgil (70-19 BC) </li></ul><ul><li>“ An intellectual is a man who doesn’t know how to park a bike” </li></ul><ul><li>Spiro T. Agnew (1918-96) </li></ul>
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