Advent Advocacy have been providing Advocacy in the public and private sector for over 13 years. Our advocates provide a legislative right to patients detained under the Mental Health Act (1983), to ensure their voices are heard in their care and treatment, and their rights are upheld.
Since 2018, we have expanded our services to provide advocacy to University Students after many of our clients raised a need for further advocacy support during their University experience. Since then, we have successfully worked nationwide with Student Services, Student Unions and Accommodation providers to complement their current provisions. We provide practical, non-clinical professional support to students, and work with the student to help represent their views, wants and wishes.
Our work with clients includes listening to matters affecting their student life and taking action - supporting them to access the appropriate services and resources required, independent representation in meetings, appointments, appeals, reviews and providing a conduit between students and the professionals involved in their lives (e.g. external care teams / lecturers / GP / employer /accommodation / finance etc.). If a student comes to us with any matter, we do our utmost to ensure that they get the help that they need with that matter, whether that be for direct support or signposting to more appropriate clinical services. We always encourage students to access current provisions available and make themselves known to University Mental Health Services too, where they require support. Mental Health is our company priority, and we focus on students’ wellbeing throughout their referral.
During this ‘lunch and learn’ our aim is to further explain our service, and how it is vital for students. We will share a brief overview of our gap-in-the-sector Student Empowerment and Support service. We are the only provider in the UK to offer an Independent Advocacy service for University Students. We are recognised and approved by the Department of Health funded National Development Team for Inclusion: Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM).
This event is open to non members. Please register by booking a ticket below.
The meeting will be held on Zoom, and a link sent out separately.