Mental Health and Justice brings together a unique collaboration to address two fundamental duties: the duty to protect people in contexts where they can be vulnerable, and the duty to respect their agency and autonomy.

As law in this area commits to human rights and as the international dimension presses, sharp new challenges have arisen and now is the time to take up the collaborative challenge.

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Mental Health & Justice comprises 6 inter-related research strands involving clinical experts, lawyers, philosophers, neuro-scientists, social scientists and service-users.

The 6 Work Streams

1. Enabling legal capacity through decision making support
2. Support and independence within the community
3. Supporting Advance Directives
4. Decision-making and Insight
5. Decision-making and metacognition
6. Contested Assessment

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2017 Annual Sowerby Lecture
9 November 2017
Gareth Owen
Mental Health and Justice: Classical and Romantic perspectives

Psychiatry has long attracted interpretations from cool, detached perspectives valuing objectivity (Kraepelin, Freud, Beck) to hotter, embodied perspectives valuing subjectivity (Reil, Laing, Foucault)...

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