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Independent Mental Health Advocacy – a guide

DescriptionThis guide explains Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and what advocates do – it is also available in easy-read format for people with learning disabilities and as an accessible video in British Sign Language (BSL) with audio description and subtitles.

The guide is for people who use mental health services and it explains:

- What advocacy is
- What an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) is
- Who can use an IMHA and what an IMHA does
- How they are independent and how to contact an IMHA

The guide was produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), an independent charity and leading organisation that works to improve social care, and the University of Central Lancashire.

View the guide online.

Download the easy-read version.

View the BSL, audio-described and subtitled film version.

Record last updated: 28 July 2015