Citizen Advocacy Training

Half-day course for people with lived experience of mental health and using mental health services.

Megan established a volunteer led advocacy service at OCD Action when she ran this organisation.  Whilst working with Voiceability she designed and delivered a programme which was transferred to Rethink upon loss of contract.

Course includes:

What Does an Advocate Do?
Qualities of an Advocate
Overview of
Community Advocacy
MHA Advocacy
Managing Challenging Behaviour
Capacity Advocacy
Care Act Advocacy
DV Advocacy

Skills and competencies overview:
Managing Disagreement
Equality, Inclusion & Diversity
Listening Skills
Risk Assessment
User Involvement
Advocacy Issues
Supporting Ourselves and Each Other

Methods: Discussion, Exercises, Presentation

Outcomes include increased empowerment, improved communication skills, greater understanding of rights and responsibilities and ability to support self and others as a user advocate.

This interactive course works to help empower people who may be feeling as if their voices, choices and views are not given equal representation within services designed to support them.

£400 Half day course deliverable in person (up to fifteen people).  £700 for two consecutive sessions delivered on the same day at the same place.

£300 Half day course deliverable virtually (up to thirty people)  £550 for two consecutive sessions on the same day virtually.

Ten percent of fees are donated the charity she founded and now Chairs – HoardingUK.  This is sixty percent of fees if booking hoarding training.  Please see each page for further information.