Health Community Advocacy Service Bridgend
Please note that if you meet the criteria below please Click Here
- A patients subject to S117 rights
- A patients subject to CPA and who is being
supported by the Community Mental Health Teams, Assertive Outreach,
Crisis & Home Treatment Teams
- A former service users who request
self-referral back into the local mental health service – Part 3
of the Mental Health (Wales) Measure 2010
What is Advocacy?
is there for those who feel they are being ignored, excluded, unfairly
treated, or are not getting the sort of help they think they need
community Advocate will listen to you and help you to express yourself in
circumstances where you find it difficult, putting you first and enabling
you to have your voice heard and acted upon.
An advocate will:
Listen to you.
Help you to voice your needs and choices.
Put you first.
Speak on your behalf if you want them to.
Help you to have your say.
Help you to make sure that your voice is heard when
decisions are being made about you.
Respect your confidentiality and honour your right to
view any information kept by the advocate about you.
Support you if you need to access specialist
organizations for your financial,
legal, benefit or welfare rights.
An Advocate will Not:
decisions for you
judgements about you
direct advice about financial, legal, benefit or welfare rights, although
we can offer assistance and support in accessing other organisations that
do specialise in these areas
on behalf of groups of individuals
The Advocacy service will
endeavour to be:
ACCESSIBLE - The Advocacy
service is free of charge to anyone who is over 18 years of age and may be
experiencing mental health issues.
INDEPENDENT - A
Community Advocate is Independent to other organisations and all other
service provider agencies
EMPOWERING - People who
require assistance from a community advocate shall be supported with
self-advocacy and empowered to make choices with the level of involvement
of an advocate.
CONFIDENTIAL - A
Community Advocate has a written policy stating that information given remains
confidential. A person has the right to any information that is kept by an
Community Mental Health Advocacy Worker is:
Crockett - Community Advocacy Worker
Due to funding restrictions the
Community Mental Health Advocacy service is only provided within the
Borough of Bridgend
For additional information regarding
this service. Please contact us on:
Tel: 01656 649557
to access word
document referral form
Community Mental Health Advocacy
Health Matters Wales