Independent Mental Health Advocates support people with mental health problems and their families to exercise their basic human rights, and to assist public services in avoiding breaches of human rights.
This course looks at what our rights are and how advocates can assist people with mental health problems and their families to take control of the decisions that affect their care. Any person who, without reasonable cause, obstructs the rights of people to see an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA), or obstructs an advocate in their duties is guilty of an offence.
This course covers everything service users, their families, and professionals need to know about advocacy, demonstrates how staff and volunteers can support people to have a ‘voice’ and lets you know how to access advocacy services in your local area.
By the end of this course, you will:
Date: 13 July 2023
Times: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL