Mental Health Community Collective Advocacy

by AdvoCard

AdvoCard provides independent collective advocacy in the community for people with lived experience of mental health issues.

What do we do in Edinburgh?

* Organise and facilitate service user meetings, support service users or get their views heard at strategic meetings.
* Work with service user groups such as Community Voices and SEASONS.
* Inform people of changes, new policies and consultations. Make policy, strategic documents and information accessible to service user groups and assist them to get involved in consultation.
* Help people to understand what the effects of mental health policy and planning are for them
* Help to create new campaigning groups and offer existing ones support to campaign, have a say and identify gaps in services
* Build effective partnerships between service users and professionals.
* Run issue-based and user-led research projects to gather views and experiences. Write reports and lobby at local and government level.
* Build effective partnerships between service users and professionals.

AdvoCard facilitates a collective advocacy group, Community Voices, which normally meets on the first Wednesday of the month. For details of the time and venue, please contact collectiveadvocacy@advocard.org.uk. There is no set agenda. People decide what issues they want to discuss.

AdvoCard produces a monthly newsletter with information on the latest developments, campaigns, consultations and events going on in Edinburgh. To subscribe, please contact us.


Last updated 10/02/2021

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Contact information

 0131 554 5307
 collectiveadvocacy@advocard.org.uk
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This service is under the category: Conditions , Rights & Representation , Discrimination & Human Rights , Independent Advocacy , Mental Health Issues

Delivered across
  • · City of Edinburgh (Local Authority)
  • · Edinburgh (Integration Authority (HSCP))

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