Advocacy is a way of supporting you to make sure your voice is heard and that your needs are met. Advocates help you to express your opinions, make your own informed choices and exercise your rights. They are independent from our Trust, non-judgmental and confidential. Advocates will only act on the wishes of the person they are advocating for.
We work closely with two advocacy organisations. These are:
VITAL (formerly known as Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group, BAMHAG):
Telephone: 01274 770 118
1 Devonshire Court
Green Lane Trading Estate
North Yorkshire Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (Cloverleaf) service has NHS complaints advocates only.