Local Minds support over 280,000 people across England and Wales. Their services can include advocacy, supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. They may be able to help you find advocacy services in your area. Find your local Mind here.
Advocacy services Wales
Provides mental health advocacy services to people in Wales.
Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC)
Provides Independent Mental Health Advocats in Wales.
03444 77 20 20 (Wales)
03444 111 444 (England)
TextRelay users should call 03444 111 445
Provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. They also have an online self-help service.
020 7701 2696
CoolTan Arts is a London-based arts in mental health charity, run by and for adults with mental health problems. Offers free training in self-advocacy.
helpline: 0808 800 5792
Charity providing mental health advocacy support for young people in care.
National Survivor User Network (NSUN)
Independent, service-user-led charity for people with experience of mental health issues. Provides information, networking opportunities and peer-to-peer support.
020 7715 0385
LGBT+ mental health charity providing mental health advocacy for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the London area.
0300 456 2370
POhWER is a advocacy charity and membership organisation providing advocacy services in the UK.
Rethink Mental Illness
Provides mental health advocacy services in the community, secure hospitals and secure units.
seAp (Support Empower Advocate Promote)
Provides a range of advocacy services across the south of England.
0808 800 4444
0845 075 5005
Free, confidential advice on housing problems in England and Wales, offering some advocacy services.
Works with people across England to provide advocacy services, including mental health advocacy.
This information was published in August 2015. We will revise it in 2017.