15 January 2010
What will volunteer advocates do?
The volunteer advocates will be working with clients with mental health problems and drug and alcohol misuse issues. Volunteers will receive full training on how to work as an advocate and will be supported in their role. No-one is excluded from expressing interest in this role, and people with a history of substance misuse will be assessed on an individual basis for suitability.
An open day will take place at Springfield Hospital, where there will be talks by staff members, ex-service users and representatives from community services that will benefit from the work of the advocates.
Date: Friday 15 January
Time: 10am -12pm
Venue: Voyager Café (signposted), Building 3 (Admissions Building), Springfield Hospital
What is Rethink?
Rethink aims to empower and encourage service users to take an active role in making decisions that affect their lives and to take the lead in securing their rights.
For further information contact:
Address: Room 11, Building 3, Springfield Hospital
Tel: 020 8682 6592
Mobile: 07553 372544
Fax: 0208 767 7648