Advocacy Service

The Advocacy Service endeavours to address the needs of our culturally diverse communities within the Liverpool area, along with providing community based services which supports and encourages black people to challenge inappropriate practices and treatment within the mental health system.

The Advocacy service is actively engaged in:-

  • Raising awareness of Health & Social Care professionals and those in the voluntary and private care sector of the needs of our client group.
  • Developing the confidence of black people experiencing mental distress to know their rights in other areas such as legal representation, housing and welfare benefits.
  • Promotion of self advocacy to empower individuals to challenge treatments/practices they find unacceptable and to develop a network of self advocacy within the community.
  • Act as appropriate adult at police stations.
  • Work in collaboration with other service providers for the benefit of the client.
  • Provide training to both mental health service users and Professionals on our Peer Advocacy Training Programme with certification.
  • Accessing second medical opinion (Trans-cultural Psychiatry).


If you are interested in accessing the service please contact:-

Simon Torkington - Advocacy Development Officer

Tel. No: 0151 707 0319

Email address:




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