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Mental Health Action Group

33-34 Caroline Street
Hull
HU2 8DF

01482 585244
info@mhag-hull.org

Mental Health Action Group offers a peer advocacy service to people in the Hull and East Riding area. We aim to ensure your needs and wants are listened to, taken seriously and are met whenever possible. Our peer advocates have all experienced having and/or using mental health or similar services. We are a user led, user run charity completely independent from NHS and statutory services.

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people are able to speak out, to express their views and defend their rights. In the mental health and addictions sector, peer advocacy is focused on empowering people seeking wellness (mental health and addiction service users/consumers) to express their needs, have these needs met and strengthen their path to recovery.

Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:

  • express their views and concerns
  • access information and services
  • defend and promote their rights and responsibilities
  • explore choices and options

Advocacy can be helpful in all kinds of situations where a person is finding it difficult to make their views known, or to make people listen to them and take them into account. Mental health advocacy may focus on accessing, using or complaining about mental health and community care services, but may also assist with benefits, employment, accommodation, legal or other issues which negatively affect their wellbeing.
 
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