The UK Advocacy Network (UKAN) was founded in 1990 to be a national resource, linking mental health user groups of all types. The common aim is the use of advocacy in many forms to empower people who use specialist services.
UKAN promotes service user empowerment by representing issues from a user perspective in a number of national forums. It encourages the development of Patients Councils, User Forums and Advocacy Projects and offers information, training and support to both groups and individuals working towards mental health service user led approaches in any service.
We support local advocacy and other user groups, and keep a national list of such groups to help people contact them.
c/o 8 Beulah View, Leeds, LS6 2LA
Who is it for:
The mental health field, nationally.
Wheelchair access, accessible toilet
How to apply:
Self-referral, anyone can refer to the service, including referrals by telephone, letter, e-mail, fax.