Advocacy For All Hackney

Advocacy service for people in Hackney

What does it do?

City and Hackney Mind’s advocacy project supports people to express their views and wishes about their mental health care and treatment.
Advocates help people to make informed decisions by providing information and exploring options with them.
The advocacy project is a rights-based service. Advocates do not give advice or opinions about what may be ‘best’ for someone. Instead, advocates act on the instructions of their advocacy partners. Advocates support people to
put forward their viewpoint and/or speak on their behalf but do not take the place of a legal representative.
The Advocacy Project is a project within City & Hackney Mind and is therefore independent of statutory mental health services.

Who it is for?

City & Hackney Mind’s Advocacy Service is available to users of mental health services who live within the boroughs of Hackney and the City Of London. We currently specialise in working with adults, but will occasionally work with people under the age of 18.

Some people have a legal right to advocacy support (see What Is IMHA? below) whereas others do not. Wherever possible, however, the Advocacy Project will try to ensure that those who are in need of advocacy support are able to receive it. We regret that this will not always be possible, though.

Where it is available?

Local service (Hackney, City of London).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

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Info last updated:

28/11/2013