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Where else can I receive Independent Advocacy?

AdvoCard

AdvoCard provide independent individual and collective advocacy for people who use, or have used, mental health services in Edinburgh. Also, any of HMP Edinburgh’s prisoners can use the independent advocacy service based in the prison.

332 Leith Walk
Edinburgh EH6 5BR

Tel: 0131 554 5307
http://www.advocard.org.uk

EARS Advocacy Service

EARS Advocacy Service provide independent individual and collective (group) advocacy to older people – in West Lothian, East Lothian and Midlothian; adults (16+) with physical disabilities and/or acquired brain injury in – West Lothian and Midlothian. EARS have also just started a new project working with people of any age who have survived a stroke – this is a Lothian-wide service.

Forecourt Business Centre
Ashley Place
Edinburgh EH6 5PX
Tel: 0131 478 8866
http://www.ears-advocacy.org.uk/

Edinburgh Carers Council

The Edinburgh Carers Council provide independent individual and collective advocacy for carers supporting someone with mental health difficulties, a learning disability, dementia and/or acquired brain injury.

The Canonmills
1-3 Canon Street
Edinburgh EH3 5HE

Tel: 0131 270 6087
http://www.edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk/

MHAP (Mental Health and Advocacy Project)

MHAP provide independent individual and collective advocacy for people with mental health issues in West Lothian. MHAP have just started a new project providing advocacy services in Addiewell prison.

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

Tel: 01506 857 230
 www.mhapwl.org

Partners in Advocacy

Partners in Advocacy provide independent individual advocacy for adults with learning disabilities in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian. They also provide independent individual advocacy for older people and adults with physical disabilities in Edinburgh.

2nd Floor, Beaverhall House
27/5 Beaverhall Road
Edinburgh
EH7 4JE

Tel: 0131 478 7723
http://www.partnersinadvocacy.org.uk/

People First (Scotland)

People First provide independent collective advocacy for people in Scotland with learning difficulties. They also provide collective and individual advocacy for parents with learning difficulties.

77-79 Easter Road
Edinburgh EH7 5PW

Tel: 0131 478 7707
http://www.peoplefirstscotland.org/

Royal Edinburgh Hospital Patients’ Council

The Royal Edinburgh Hospital Patients’ Council provide independent collective advocacy for people who use, or have used, mental health services at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Morningside Place
Edinburgh EH10 5HF

Tel: 0131 537 6462
http://www.rehpatientscouncil.org.uk/

Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland provide independent individual and collective advocacy for children and young people across Lothian (up to 25) who have experience of being in care.

Oswald Chambers
5 Oswald Street
Glasgow G1 4QR

Tel: 0141 226 4441
www.whocaresscotland.org

Other useful places for Information: 

Edspace, Midspace, Eastspace & Westspace are mental health and wellbeing information services for people living in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian & West Lothian. The sites enable people to find appropriate services, find ways to maintain mental health and well-being, and find out about news and events.

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