Description:The group aim to provide carers with emotional and practical support. Speakers will be invited.
Description:AIM - To help carers of relatives, partners or friends with a wide range of mental health problems to access help and information and to provide comfort and support on a regular basis. OBJECTIVES - telephone support, monthly newsletter, monthly meetings,
Description:Advocacy in all its forms helps the most vulnerable defend and safeguard their rights and ensures their views and wishes are genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives
An advocate is someone who provides advocacy support when you need it. An advocate might help you access information you need or go with you to meetings or interviews, in a supportive role
Description:When someone is admitted to hospital they can be detained under the Mental Health Act. This can be very distressing, and sometimes people who are being detained feel powerless and unable to ask questions or get information.
Independent advocacy can help. The support of a trained advocate can help someone understand:
• Why they have been detained
• Explain their rights under the Mental Health Act
• Ensure their views and wishes are taken into account by professional staff involved in their care and treatment.
Description:Meeting group for Women with lived experience of mental illness