The Peer Advocacy Training Programme has been running since 1995 and has provided training on all aspects of the mental health system.
It provides the opportunity for people who use mental health services to understand how the services work and what their rights are in relation to their treatment and care. It is equally as beneficial to professionals who work with people who have experienced or are experiencing mental ill health.
It will explain models of advocacy and provide students with the legal, social and health care knowledge to enable them to challenge inequitable practices and participate in care planning. They will also be able to help, support and signpost other people to appropriate services and give them information.
Previous attendees have come from Social Services, Housing associations, Citizens Advice, Advocacy support, Police and many more professions.
The training is delivered at a high standard by professionals who are experts in their areas of practice.
The programme is free to Service Users and the fee for professionals is £450 including course accreditation and refreshments. Payment must be made prior to the commencement of the programme. The course runs between 26 September and 21 November, Thursdays 9.30am – 1pm. For more details see here.
The Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH
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