Peer Advocacy Training Programme

The Peer Advocacy Training Programme has been running since 1995 and has provided training on all aspects of the mental health system.

The Programme has been attended by people who have used the Mental Health system, either as a service user or in a professional capacity in providing support to people who experience mental ill health. It provides the opportunity for people who use mental health services to understand how the services work and what their rights are in relation to their treatment and care.

It will explain models of advocacy and provide students with the legal, social and health care knowledge to enable them to challenge inequitable practices and participate in their care planning. They will also be able to help, support and signpost other people to appropriate services and give them information.

The programme is equally as beneficial to professionals who work with people that have experienced or are experiencing mental ill health. Previous attendees have come from Social Services, Housing, Citizens Advice, Advocacy, Police and many more professions.

The training is delivered at a high standard by professionals who are experts in their areas of practice.

If you would like to discuss this course further please email

Courses can be tailored to meet individual needs.

For more information please get in touch with the team.