Advocacy - Finding advocates
How can I find an advocate?
There isn’t a central list of all of the advocacy services in England. So it can sometimes be hard to find your local advocacy services.
The type of advocacy you are looking for might not be available in your area.
To search for services you can try the following:
- Use an internet search engine – use search terms like ‘advocacy Leicestershire’ or ‘mental health advocacy Devon’.
- Ask a support worker or key worker, if you have one.
- Ask your local council whether they have a list.
- Ask your local NHS Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) whether they have a list of local advocacy services.
- Look at local service directories. You can sometimes find useful directories of mental health services online.
- Get in touch with organisations that offer advocacy such as Rethink Mental Illness, Mind, SEAP, Voiceability and POhWER.
If you can’t find a service in your local town or city, try searching for a service that covers your county.
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Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
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