Advocacy Stories - Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

Advocate Hannah was approached by Laura during a drop-in session at a mental health unit. Laura is 23 and detained under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act.

Laura was upset as she was not getting her agreed escorted S17 leave, due to ongoing staff shortages. During a recent incident where...

Naz, a Cloverleaf Advocate, introduced advocacy to James during a ward surgery. James was concerned as his consultant was attributing many of his autistic traits (sensitive hearing, reluctance to engage with staff etc) exclusively to an underlying mental health condition.

In subsequent...