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Self-Advocacy: Information and Tips

Self-advocacy is the ability to understand and effectively communicate one’s needs to other individuals. It is about taking control over decisions about yourself and telling others about these decisions. Many […] Read more

How to meet with your advocate

How to contact your advocate You can find your advocate in communal areas on the ward. If you like we can chat in a private, quiet room or space. If […] Read more

Get to Know: More about Sections under the Mental Health Act

What are Sections? Many people in hospitals have agreed to be there and are referred to as ‘voluntary patients’. However, in some cases people can be detained against their will […] Read more

Raise Awareness through Advocacy

Mental health awareness is growing, and rightly so. Mental health does not discriminate. It can afflict persons of any race, age or background. Even though mental health has affected more […] Read more

The Importance of Social Media on Mental Health

According to a BBC study, approximately 40% of people around the world use social media. Users spend an average time of two hours daily to like, tweet, share and update […] Read more

What is an IMCA?

An IMCA or an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate represents and can speak on behalf of people who lack the capacity to make decisions – especially when important decisions are being […] Read more

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson ‘moved’ by mental health support

Thursday 12th April Dwayne Johnson says he’s been “moved” by fans’ reaction after opening up about his struggles with mental health. In an interview earlier this month the star said […] Read more

Greg James Sport Relief challenge: DJ returning to Ben Nevis

Wednesday 14th March 2018 Greg James is returning to the place where his Sport Relief challenge was called off two weeks ago. The Radio 1 DJ was forced to stop […] Read more

How Advocacy Services Can Help?

Our advocacy services are independent and confidential, available for healthcare settings including hospitals and residential care facilities; for service users (adult, children and young people) with mental ill health and/or […] Read more

North Wales suicide prevention action plan launched

Wednesday 21st February 2018   A new plan aimed at preventing suicide and self-harm is set to be launched across north Wales. The three-year-strategy will target priority groups including middle-aged […] Read more

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