Collective advocacy is about people with similar experiences getting together to try to change things for the better and it can enable groups and communities to raise awareness and influence service planning and provision. By making use of their shared experiences, people can have a much stronger collective voice and be more influential than they can as individuals.
Our collective advocacy service can help ensure that people who use mental health services, either in hospital or the community, have an opportunity to have a say in the way that services are planned, provided and evaluated.
Collective advocacy is helpful in encouraging partnerships between people with lived experience and those who plan, purchase and provide mental health services.
Our collective advocacy worker is based in the advocacy office at Royal Cornhill Hospital and can be contacted on direct dial 01224 557028.