Mental Health

The Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003, states that any person with a mental health disorder has a right to access independent advocacy.

If you are suffering from mental health issues, then the mental health law gives you the right to independent advocacy whoever or wherever you are in Scotland. You do not have to be in hospital or on any kind of order.

Many people find that when they feel ill, that they are not as good at saying what they want, as they are at other times.

Independent advocacy is a way to help you to make your voice stronger and to have as much control as possible over your own life.

It does not make decisions on your behalf and it does not put words in your mouth.

If you think you might benefit from the support of an advocacy worker, please contact us and we will make you an appointment.



Advocacy Western Isles is funded by
Western Isles NHS Board
Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar
Big Lottery Fund
Brd na Gidhlig