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

Who is this for?

  • Anyone aged between 18 – 65 years old and those who fall under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2003

Who provides this?

  • Mental Health Advocacy Project SCIO – MHAP


MHAP is an individual advocacy service. MHAP works with people in the hospital and community on the following topics:

  • The Mental Health Act; including Advance Statements and Named Person
  • The Adult with Incapacity Act
  • The Adult Support & Protection Act
  • care and treatment
  • housing
  • family
  • Benefits and finances
  • Criminal justice system
  • Carers

Individual advocacy can support you with meetings and appointments and communicate on your behalf or help you to communicate with others. You may feel you need support with:

  • understanding your rights if you are detained in hospital.
  • attending medical appointments or reviews
  • speaking to people involved in your care and treatment
  • help to find information about and help to access services
  • financial matters
  • attending appointments for housing, criminal etc.
  • helping you know your rights

This list is not exhaustive so please discuss your individual situation with the MHAP team.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


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

Contact Details

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

Social media:

Type of support on offer:

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


Black and minority ethnic communities
Housing, benefits, debt
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Older people
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Young people

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