Our informal Mental Health Advocacy drop in’s at Suffolk libraries are an opportunity for people to informally meet with our Advocate and volunteer staff to find out more about Mental Health Advocacy and how Advocacy can support them to get their views and wishes heard.
Most people are able to speak up for themselves, but sometimes we all need some help. This is where independent, informal mental health advocacy can help.
Our Advocate will not tell you what they would do: they help you to decide what you want, by helping you to know the information you need, to consider your choices and options. Our Advocate respects your views and works together with you, to get the outcomes that you want in terms of mental health and well-being.
For more details look on our events pages for details of our Advocacy Library Drop in’s which are taking place cross the County.
James our Informal Mental Health Advocate will be at all the east of Suffolk Library Drop-in’s and Wendy our User Engagement Lead for West Suffolk, is supporting our Advocacy role and will be at all the West Suffolk Libraries.
SUF has supported over 100 people with Informal Mental Health Advocacy in the last year and are delivering the library drop in’s following feedback from people asking for mental Health Advocacy to be offered within their local communities.
SUF is an independent Charity that is commissioned to offer Informal Mental Health Advocacy as a member of the Total Voice Suffolk Partnership.
Working closely with other Advocacy partners in Total Voice Suffolk, SUF is delivering 20 informal Mental Health Advocacy Drop in’s in the County over the course of the next 12 months. Many people benefit from informal advocacy, however sometimes we know that people’s situations can be very complex and if your advocacy needs or rights require a specific type of Advocacy we will ensure that you are supported to get support from the right person through the Suffolk Advocacy Partnership, Total Voice Suffolk.
If you would like to know more about Advocacy please do contact us on 01473 907087.
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