Make Our Rights Reality
Project Category: Registered charity
- Our Story
Make Our Rights Reality (MORR) project from Youth Access, aimed at improving young people’s understanding and application of their rights as a tool to challenge injustice.
In our first campaign – Our Minds Our Future – young people all over the country are teaming up to demand our right to mental health care, and a say in how services are run.
Because right now, 16-25 year olds are facing the sharpest edge of the mental health crisis. Too often, they’re left on long waiting lists, told they’re not ‘sick enough’ for help, or abandoned when they’re too old for children’s services.
The system isn’t just failing to meet young people’s needs – it’s failing to meet their rights. So they’re standing up for what they’re entitled to.
Our young Steering Group sets the campaign direction, and our teams of ‘Rights Advocates’ make it happen locally. All over the country, Rights Advocates are calling on decision-makers to take the #MyRightsMyMind pledge; promising to put young people’s rights at the centre of plans for mental health services. You can add your voice to the growing call for change, by signing the petition.
It’s Our Minds Our Future
– let’s demand our rights.