If you find it difficult to express yourself, and you don’t have a friend or relative who can support you, Havering Integrated Advocacy service can help make sure your voice is heard. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Our advocates are here to listen to you, to be on your side, to give you support and information and to help your fight your corner and ensure your voice is heard.
Our advocates will help you
- Express your views
- Secure your rights
- Represent your issues
- Obtain the services you need
Our Advocate can go with you to
- Ward Rounds
- Care Programme Approach Meetings (CPA)
- Meetings appealing your section
- Medication reviews
- Discharge meetings (Section 117)
Our advocates can help you
- Exploring your options
- Helping you to make informed decisions
- Resolving issues with your care and treatment
- Accessing information (eg Health records)
- Accessing other services
- Helping you to write letters and make phone calls
- Explaining the complaints process and progressing complaints
- Help you to understand your rights under the Mental Health Act
- Supporting you to prepare for a Care Act Assessment
- Supporting you in CPA meetings or tribunals
- Supporting you with Care Act assessments
Who is the service for?
This service is available for people living in Havering who have a statutory right to advocacy, the service is completely free of charge.
This would include:
- Those who are detained under the mental health act (MHA)
- Those who have been deemed to lack capacity (IMCA)
- Those who have the right to access advocacy under the care act
- Those who wish to make a complaint against the NHS
How can I access this service?
To access Havering Integrated Advocacy Service please call 01708 560 660/020 7510 1081 or email [email protected]
Alternatively, you can find our referral form here.