Sometimes talking can be difficult, especially when you are feeling unwell or upset.
There are lots of people who may be able to support you such as family, friends and support workers but there may be times when you want to talk to someone who is not so involved in your everyday life or support.
This is when Advocacy Services are useful.
A person acting and speaking on your behalf is called an Advocate. Their role is to:
- Make sure other people understand and listen to your views and opinions
- Keep you as informed as possible
- Act in accordance with your wishes at all times
- Explore the choices and options available to you
Advocacy may help you if feel you need someone unconnected to you to represent you or to make sure you have all the information you need to make a decision.