Mental Health Advocacy Scheme

Advocacy service for people in North Wales

What does it do?

We have been operating since 1995. The original blue print for the Scheme was put together based on needs identified by the Mental Health Users Forum in 1993. They said...

" We feel that we should be listened to and consulted with and where we are given the chance to take part, that we should be supported in this process. "

A special feature of the Scheme is that we are user led. Only people who have used Mental Health Services can become directors of our Scheme or voting members.

This is the first advocacy project in Wales to be user managed and one of only a handful that operates in such a way in the U.K. as a whole.

We aim to offer a high quality, flexible service, which is friendly, non-judgmental and responsive to our users.

We can offer unbiased information on treatments, mental health law, most mental heath related issues and where to find help. We can write letters, phone etc. on your behalf or help you to complain about any part of your treatment.

Who it is for?

The Mental Health Advocacy Scheme has its main office in Bangor North Wales, and provides a service in Gwynedd and Ynys Môn including the Hergest Unit, Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor.

Independent advocacy is vitally important when people are experiencing mental distress. While a person is unwell they may find the nature of a mental health problem itself reduces their ability to access information or represent their own interests effectively. People often feel disempowered by the mental health care system. People who have experienced mental distress can find themselves the victims of discrimination.

Where it is available?

Regional service (Gwynedd, Anglesey).

What it costs:

Our service is confidential and free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

Mental Health Advocacy Scheme
Ground Floor
12 Llys Castan
Ffordd y Parc
Parc Menai
Gwynedd LL57 4FH

phone: 01248 670450




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Ground Floor, 12 Llys Castan, Ffordd y Parc Parc Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4FH