We’re here to give you a guiding hand and help you understand your rights and give you the proper information about mental health treatment and care. We will also help you to get your views across and help guide you through the sometimes difficult and complicated processes to make sure you’re getting the best care for you.
We will always listen to your needs and concerns and put you first.
We’re here to give you a guiding hand and help you understand.
WHAT WE DO
• Help you be more involved in decisions about your care
• Explain how the Mental Health Act affects you
• Help you understand your rights and how to use them
• Help you get information about and understand any treatment you are being offered or given
• Support you at meetings, ward rounds, and mental health review tribunals
• Talk to people involved in your treatment and care and find out information for you
• Look at your medical records for you, if you agree and give permission.
Who is this service for?
Our advocates can work with you if you are:
- Detained or sectioned under the Mental Health Act (except emergency sections)
- Conditionally discharged or receiving supervised community treatment
- Subject to Guardianship
- Considering serious treatment such as neurosurgery or ECT for under 18s.
What happens next?
All referrals to our Advocacy service must go through the Tees Advocacy Hub co-ordinated by Middlesbrough Citizens Advice Bureau.
You can contact them yourself or ask a hospital staff member, a relative or another professional to contact them.
When you speak to them you can request an Advocate from Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.