Mental Health.

Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross support people who are experiencing mental health issues and feel they would like advocacy support. These people may be in the community or detained in hospital, and there are a range of issues which our independent advocates can support them with.

People living with mental health issues may find it difficult to express their views, to take in all the information they are presented with, or to consider their options. An independent advocate can help people to share their views, without being influenced by other people.

One of the ways independent advocacy can support individuals is by attending Mental Health Tribunals and case conferences. An independent advocate can ask questions or request information on the person’s behalf.

Mental Health

Mental Health

Mental Health Advocacy

Independent advocacy is about supporting people with mental health issues to participate in the decision making processes that affect their life regarding their welfare, care and treatment.  We support people through many situations, including Mental Health Tribunals.

We can:

  • Attend meetings or Mental Health tribunals with you or for you
  • Provide you with information about the process.
  • Help you to prepare for your meeting or tribunal – what you want to say
  • Help you to access a solicitor
  • Help you look at and consider your options
  • Help you access information about decisions you may need to make

We will:

  • Support you in expressing your views, and represent your views if necessary
  • Respect your individuality and your right to be socially included

We will not:

  • Judge what you say, think or feel
  • Tell you what you should do
  • Encourage you to make a particular decision

Useful Websites

PKC Mental Health Directory of ServicesVisit Website
Adult Support & Protection ActVisit Website
Adults with Incapacity ActVisit Website
Mental Welfare CommissionVisit Website
CAB Patient’s RightsVisit Website
Mental Health ActVisit Website
Scottish Government InformationVisit Website
Mental Health and Human RightsVisit Website

If you require the support of Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross please contact us on 01738 587887 or send us a message using our contact form.