AdvoCard

Provide individual and collective advocacy to people in Edinburgh who experience or have experienced mental ill health, including inpatients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Individual advocacy is al

Aims:

To provide independent advocacy to individuals in the City of Edinburgh who live in the community and who experience or have experienced mental ill health.

Services provided:

  • Individual and collective advocacy for people who use mental health services in Edinburgh
  • Individual advocacy for inpatients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital
  • Individual advocacy for all prisoners in HMP Edinburgh

Advocacy is around a wide range of issues that can affect a persons life.  This can include working with people who are facing compulsory treatment under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 or those already compelled under the Act.  They also provide advocacy in relation to safeguards such as Named Persons and Advance Statements Delivered through contracted workers.

 

Membership / costs:

Free service.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
(Leave message on answerphone and someone will return call).

 

Address

332 Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH6 5BR

Phone: 0131 554 5307
Website: http://www.advocard.org.uk
Email: advocacy@advocard.org.uk
Minicom: 07920 207 564 (Text messages)
Fax: 0131 555 6092

Last updated: May 20, 2021 4:49 pm



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