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The latest stories from VoiceAbility.

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Elsie’s story

Elsie is more aware of how important her voice is. Her social worker said, without advocacy support for Elsie, she could not have completed a robust needs assessment required to help Elsie move out of her mental health unit and into her new home.

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Peter’s Story

Peter has been living in a mental healthcare hospital for over 5 years now and regularly uses the advocacy service.

Recently he has been finding changes to his ward challenging and didn’t feel that the ward staff were listening to his views. With his advocate’s support, Peter got the result he wanted and is much happier now.

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Russell’s Story

Russell likes to talk with people. It’s his favourite thing. He also likes meeting people, knowing what is happening next and having something to do. Working on VoiceAbility’s Speak Out Council (SOC) is perfect for him.

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Lucy’s Story

Lucy is 15 and lives with a foster family. She had been living with them for a year or so, but she didn’t have a good relationship with them. They argued a lot and Lucy felt that she wasn’t seen as part of the family.

Lucy didn’t know what advocacy was before she was referred to our Looked after Children service in Bradford. She didn’t understand what an advocate could help her with. She just wanted someone to  help her to improve her communication and relationship with her carers. 

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Asha’s Story

Asha’s mum was arranging a marriage for Asha. Under the Forced Marriage Act, a safeguarding alert was raised and an IMCA was appointed. 

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Gabby’s Story - World Mental Health Day 2015

World Mental Health Day is this Saturday 10th October and the focus this year is on dignity in Mental Health.

We believe that every person who experiences mental ill health deserves to be treated with dignity, deserves to have their voice heard and their views respected.

We recently worked with Gabby to help her get some answers from professionals who can help her to manage the problems she has…

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