Barnsley Advocacy Service is a service of Rethink Mental Illness, the largest voluntary sector provider of mental health services with over 200 services in England. Founded 40 years ago through voluntary groups for people affected by mental illness, we have over 100 groups in England.
Advocacy is having someone by your side, and on your side, when you want to be more involved in decisions about your care, treatment and living arrangements. An advocate can talk through the situation you’re currently in and the options open to you. They can help you decide what you want and then communicate it to people. This is particularly useful if it’s difficult to understand things or to speak up and be heard.
Our advocates can:
- Listen to you and try to understand your point of view
- Work with you to understand your situation and what may be stopping you from getting what you want
- Offer you support to tell other people what you want or introduce you to others who may be able to help
- Help you understand what choices you have and what the consequences of those choices might be
- Help you to have control over your life and will take up issues on your behalf if you want them to
- Support you to self-advocate
Make a referral now:
- To make a referral today, download our easy to complete form and then send this to email@example.com
- If you would like to get in touch, you can download our simple contact form and send a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact us for more information.
We open between the hours of 9am and 5pm
Email address: email@example.com
Phone number: Referral Hub 0300 790 0559
Published: 09 August 2019