We all know how frustrating it can be when people aren't listening to us. 

Unfortunately, having a mental health problem can mean it's even harder to have your opinions and ideas taken seriously by others. This can be difficult to deal with, especially when you need to communicate with health and social care professionals. You might find they don't always offer you all the opportunities and choices you’d like, or involve you fully in decisions about your care.

Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and help you stand up for your rights. Someone who helps you in this way is called an advocate. Your advocate could be one of our team.

Who is this service for?

We can provide an advocate for people in the circumstances described below.

To access our advocacy you must be:

  • aged 16+ or 18+ depending upon the type of advocacy 
  • living in Teesside