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Advocacy services

Advocacy services

An advocate works for you.  They can explain your rights under the Mental Health Act and help you to express any concerns you may have about your treatment. They can represent you at meetings, ensuring that your point of view is heard.

An advocate can also help in preparing for your care plan as well as researching information and helping you to assess the treatment options available.

Advocacy services support patients; there are separate advocacy services that offer support to carers. They are independent from the Trust and their service is free. The service they offer is completely confidential and non-judgemental. You can refer yourself for advocacy services, or a carer, relative or mental health professional can make a referral on your behalf.

If you need to refer someone for advocacy services and wish to discuss it further, please contact:

Sabrina Solomon 
Rethink Advocacy Service
Tel: 020 3513 6055/6739

Local advocacy services

Kingston Advocacy Group
Siddeley House
50 Canbury Park Road
Kingston-upon-Thames
Surrey KT2 6LX
Tel: 020 8549 1028
Fax: 020 8549 1050
Email: rights@kag.org.uk
Website: www.kag.org.uk
 
Springfield Rethink Advocacy Service
Rooms 11 and 12, Building 3
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
Tooting
London SW17 7DJ
Tel: 020 3513 6055/6739
Email: jane.thorpe@rethink.org
 
Sutton Advocacy for Mental Health Service
14 Beacon Grove
Carshalton
Surrey SM5 3BA
Tel: 020 8773 3692
 
Advocacy Partners Sutton advocacy services for people with disabilities
McMillan House
54 Cheam Common Rd
Worcester Park
Surrey KT4 8RH
Tel: 020 8330 6644
Fax: 020 8330 6622
Email: info@advocacypartners.org
Website: www.advocacypartners.org.uk
 

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