Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and help you stand up for your rights.

Click below for contact details for the advocacy service.

You can also call switchboard on 0121 301 0000 and ask for them!

Gillian Samuel - Connell

Independent Advocate

How can an advocate help me?

  • Help you become aware of your won rights
  • Help you exercise your rights and be involved in decisions that are being made about your future
  • Raise your concerns
  • Ensure your voice is heard
  • Speak on your behalf
  • Empower you to act
  • Attend meetings and appointments with you
  • Advocates CANNOT give legal or financial advice – but they can guide you to sources of help
  • Advocates WILL NOT share the details of their discussions with you except with your permission or in the event of safeguarding such as revelation of harm to self or others
  • Advocates CANNOT perform care support work

Martine Evans

See Me Worker

How can a See Me worker help me?

  • Help the trust to gain an insight into your views and experiences
  • Share opportunities that you can get involved in within the trust
  • Raise your issues, concerns and compliments (often anonymously) with management to help improve services and your experience of these services and to resolve issues that have affected the service/ward
  • Promote greater involvement of service users in the planning and delivery of mental health services
  • Attend/arrange regular service user meetings or forums and to meet with you on to one to share your experience of the service you receive
  • Encourage you to get involved in training, interviewing, focus groups and project work
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