Position title
Advocate for people with mental health issues
Description

A mental health advocacy service, which operates across Essex, is looking for people to become volunteer advocates in Uttlesford.

Working as part of a team, advocates defend people’s rights and interests, and support their wishes to be heard. For example you could support someone  to:

  • find information so they can make choices and sort out problems
  • understand their rights and make sure they are respected
  • make a complaint if they are not happy about something
  • listen to their views and build trust and a confidential relationship.

Communication and listening skills and an ability to emphasise are needed. Working with – or having knowledge or personal experience of – mental health issues is an advantage but not essential.

Training is given, which will include shadowing experienced advocate elsewhere in Essex.

 

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Position: Advocate for people with mental health issues

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Job Location
Date posted
07/01/2020
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