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Advocacy and mental health

Author:
EVANS Louise Rhian
Publisher:
University of East Anglia
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
46p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Norwich

Introduces the concept of advocacy in mental health and goes on to discuss in detail the various different kinds of advocacy, how workers may fit into advocacy roles, and the real function of advocacy and how it may be valuable to people with mental health problems.

Book

Guidelines on advocacy for mental health workers

Authors:
READ Jim, WALLCRAFT Jan
Publisher:
UNISON/MIND
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
27p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Birmingham Citizen Advocacy: and evaluation of a pilot citizen advocacy scheme for people with mental illness

Authors:
FAULKNER Alison, RITCHIE Jane
Publisher:
Social and Community Planning Research
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
51p.
Place of publication:
London
Book

Advocacy information pack: advice and advocacy services for people with psychiatric disabilities

Author:
GOOD PRACTICES IN MENTAL HEALTH
Publisher:
Good Practices in Mental Health
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
looseleaf folder.
Place of publication:
London
Journal article

An unfinished story: reflections on the development of user involvement

Author:
BARNES Marion
Journal article citation:
Open Mind, 170, January 2012, pp.4-5.
Publisher:
MIND

Briefly traces the development of user involvement in mental health from its beginnings in the 1980's to its current position as an accepted part of official policy. It highlights the struggle service users face in operating both outside and within the system and new areas of involvement, such as research.

Journal article

Uproar over missing links

Author:
SHEPARD Stuart
Journal article citation:
Health Service Journal, 28.08.08, 2008, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Emap Healthcare

Most changes brought in under the Mental Health Act 2007 start taking affect in November. However the section ensuring the rights of detained patients to independent mental health advocacy services will not be introduced until April 2009.  The author reports on campaigners frustration by the delay.

Journal article

Swings and roundabouts

Author:
SHRUBB Richard
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, May 2008, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

The author discusses how the new statutory right to advocacy in England under the new Mental Health Act could prove a mixed blessing. In Scotland, anyone with a mental disorder has a statutory right to advocacy, in England and Wales, however, the right to advocacy is confined only to patients under section.

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Independent advocacy

Author:
COUNSEL AND CARE
Publisher:
Counsel and Care
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
33p.
Place of publication:
London

Independent advocacy is a one-to-one partnership between an independent advocate and an older person who needs support in order to secure or exercise their rights, choices and interests. This factsheet looks at what independent advocacy is, and what it is not, when it may be needed, the importance of the relationship between the Independent Advocate and the older person (advocacy partner), how others (professionals/carers/ family) may respond to advocacy, and how and when to access it.

Journal article

The 79-cent campaign: the use of on-line mailing lists for electronic advocacy

Author:
MENON Goutham M.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Community Practice, 8(3), 2001, pp.73-81.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philapelphia, USA

This case study shows how one American on-line group went beyond its primary function of being a discussion group, to be a more productive, empowering tool for electronic advocacy. By orchestrating an effective campaign to bring to the forefront issues affecting the lives of those living with severe mental illnesses, the work of this group can be seen as an example in the effective use of the Internet for advocacy and empowerment.

Book

Power tools: a resource pack for those committed to the development of mental health advocacy into the millennium

Authors:
LEADER Alan, CROSBY Kate
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
142p.
Place of publication:
Brighton

Manual examining the steps required in establishing an independent advocacy service for people who experience mental and emotional distress.

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