Collective mental health advocacy (Mental Health Advocacy Project SCIO – MHAP)

Who is this for?

  • MHAP is an independent project that provides both individual and collective advocacy services for people aged between 18 and 65, who have or have had mental health issues and/or addictions problems and who live in or are receiving treatment in West Lothian.

Who provides this?

  • Mental Health Advocacy Project SCIO – MHAP

Description

MHAP offers collective advocacy which helps individuals to join together to discuss issues and take forward views that may influence change. It offers a shared voice rather than singling out individuals.

It can help to:

  • enable people to raise awareness and influence service planning and provision
  • make use of people’s shared experiences so that they can have a stronger and more influential collective voice
  • address difficulties that service users are encountering with any aspect of their care and treatment, whilst affected by illness or addiction
  • challenge stigma and discrimination

MHAP co-ordinate and support West Lothian Service Users’ Forum and The Voice West Lothian, Service Users Forum for people with substance abuse problems.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Public parking available

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 3.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

Mental Health Resource Centre, Strathbrock Partnership Centre, 189a West Main Street, Broxburn, , EH52 5LH

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Long term conditions/disabilities
Substance use

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