Advocacy Service

The Advocacy Service primarily supports and encourages people from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic and Refugees) communities to challenge inappropriate practices and treatment within the mental health system and health & social care system.

We provide:

  • 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 BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic and Refugees) 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).

To access this service please fill out a referral form via our downloads page or for more information you can contact us on: 0151 707 0319 |