Advocacy reaches out to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged sections of the community, people that formal services and systems can overlook: People who may be isolated in their own home, care homes or hospitals; or who lack confidence to speak up because they have been ignored or abused in the past; or lost faith in services; or are unaware that services and support exist.
This page features case studies that give examples of the difference advocacy makes and the types of organisations that provide advocacy.
If you have any advocacy case studies that you would like to share, please email them to us.
These two case studies were given to us by a peer advocate based at Mind in Camden. more
Deafness Resource Centre, St. Helens, Merseyside
Deafness Resource Centre's advocacy project was launched in 2004, and has recently received funding to continue and expand the project for a further 5 years. The project provides advocacy services ... more
User Self Advocacy Project - Chinese Mental Health Association
In 2003/4 the highly publicised suicides of the Hong Kong superstar Leslie Cheung and the successful Asian American Writer, Iris Chang, brought the reality of mental health issues to the forefront of ... more
Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)
These IMCA Case Studies are taken from The Evaluation of the Pilot Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) Service, University of Cambridge (2006). The full report can be found on our more
Examples of Citizen Advocacy
These case studies were given to us by OCAY (Older Peoples Citizen Advocacy). morepage 1 page 2 next »