We are funded to provide different individual advocacy work in different areas as shown below.
Mental health advocacy
If you’re aged between 16-65 and resident in East Lothian or Midlothian, whether in the community or in a hospital, and are experiencing a mental health issue.
Eating disorders advocacy
If you’re aged between 16-65 and resident anywhere in Lothian, whether in the community or in a hospital, and are experiencing an eating disorder.
If you’re aged between 16-65,
live in the Midlothian Council local authority area and you
identify as LGBTQIA+.
Drug and alcohol advocacy
If you’re aged between 16-65 and resident in East Lothian or Midlothian and need support to have
your voice heard because of
drug or alcohol use.
What is individual advocacy?
Sometimes it can feel hard to speak up or explain everything you want to say.
It can be hard to take in lots of complicated information in meetings. You may feel overwhelmed, rushed or not listened to.
Independent advocacy can help. Our advocacy workers can support you to:
- Prepare for and attend meetings.
- Have your say.
- Get the information you need to help you make your own choices and understand your options.