Advocacy for People With Mental Health Difficulties

We have experience of providing independent casework advocacy for people with a mental health difficulty.

Specialist projects

Services include providing advocacy in a residential specialist care setting for people with a mental health difficulties that typically do not have a learning disability.

Advocacy support includes:

- Establishing, facilitating and encouraging participation in regular resident meetings

- Establishing a women’s group (the minority of residents are women)

- Feeding back information and residents wishes to staff to assist in making positive changes

- Explaining policies and encouraging residents participation in policy development

- Dealing with conflict

- Promoting a culture of openness, whilst maintaining confidentiality

- Supporting individuals with issues such as transition from the centre to independent living

- Supporting individuals with preparation and participation in Care Programme Approach planning meetings

- Preparation for Mental Health Review Tribunals

- Sourcing information and developing information packs regarding drugs and alcohol and services in the community

- Promoting advocacy awareness amongst staff