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The advocacy needs of mental health service users living in the community: a pilot study.

Creator:

Shari McDaid, Anna Ní Bheara

Subject Keywords: Mental Wellbeing, Services, Support
Topic: Mental Health
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

The report examines the need for independent, one-to-one advocacy supports for people who use mental health services and who need help to make decisions or access their rights and entitlements. The study surveyed 76 people who use mental health services in a major urban area. Speaking at the launch of the report, Shari McDaid, Director of Mental Health Reform and Principal Investigator in the study, said, â?oWe hear too often that people do not have a voice in decisions about their own mental health treatment. This report shows that some people with mental health difficulties lack the confidence to raise concerns about public services that they receive, including mental health services. When these situations arise, people should have access to an independent, one-to-one advocate, so that they can have their views heard in decisions about their treatment and have their rights and entitlements fully respected.â?

Date:

01/07/2017

DOI:

10.14655/11971-1102290

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Shari McDaid, Anna Ní Bheara. (2017) The advocacy needs of mental health service users living in the community: a pilot study. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1102290 [Accessed: 21st August 2019].

  

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