Individual 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

Our professional advocacy workers will work with people on a one-to-one basis to help with a specific issue. We work with people in hospital, the community, HMP Addiewell and we can help with a range of different issues: 

• Speaking to people involved in your care and treatment such as medical, legal, and social work professionals. 

• Help to find information about services and how to access them. 

• Help to know and understand your rights and how to access professional advice. 

• Helping you to make sure your human rights are recognised and respected.

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?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

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:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Families
Housing, benefits, debt
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Religion
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Women
Young people

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