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Advocacy Services

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Community Mental Health Advocacy Services

If you receive a secondary mental health service in Powys (e.g. Community Mental Health Services or Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team Services) you can access the Powys Community Mental Health Service.

A Community Mental Health Advocate will:

  • Assist with access to information
  • Help you to understand policies and procedures
  • Give support and representation with your issue
  • Ensure your voice is heard
  • Counteract inequality and discrimination
  • Treat you with respect and fairness
  • Listen to your concerns
  • Signpost you to local and national organisations for assistance and advice

 

Your local Community Mental Health Advocates can be contacted using the following details:                 

Kirstie Morgan, South Powys Mental Health Advocate

Neuadd Brycheiniog, Cambrian Way, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7HR

Mob: 07967808145

Email: kirstie.morgan@wales.nhs.uk

 

Lynda Evans, North Powys Mental Health Advocates for under 65’s

C/o Newtown Hospital, Llanfair Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2DW

Mob: 07736120924

Email: lynda.evans3@wales.nhs.uk

 

Linda Woodward, North Powys Mental Health Advocates for over 65’s

C/o Newtown Hospital, Llanfair Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2DW

Mob: 07974935355

Email: linda.woodward2@wales.nhs.uk

 

Independent Mental Health Advocacy Service

An Independent Mental Health Advocate or IMHA is a trained and experienced advocate. They are independent, which means that they are separate from your medical and social care teams and work for a different organization.

You can access the IMHA service if you are:

  • An inpatient in hospital and being assessed or receiving treatment for a mental health problem whilst you are in there
  • Detained in hospital under the mental health act
  • Detained on a short-term section
  • An informal patient
  • Subject to a Community Treatment Order
  • Conditionally discharged or subject to guardianship

An IMHA can help you:

  • Understand and exercise your rights
  • Get access to information
  • Understand and explore options
  • Feel valued
  • Get your voice heard
  • Prepare for and attend ward rounds, appeals and meetings
  • Combat discrimination
  • Make complaints about your care and treatment
  • Make informed decisions about your care and treatments
  • Get support and representation.

 

Your local IMHA service can be contacted using the following details:

Phone: 01745 816 501

Email: admin@cadmhas.co.uk

Website: www.camhas.co.uk

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