All Mind advocacy services are independent and not linked to other mental health or health and social care services
About our Young Person's Advocacy Service
Our Young Person's Advocacy Service listens to and supports young people. We will be on your side and can talk to you about your choices, give you information and even help at meetings.
You will be treated with respect. The Advocacy Service gives you the chance to talk to someone in confidence about issues relating to your treatment. We do not tell other people about you without your permission unless you or someone else is at risk.
We will not tell you what to do or judge you but help you to make your own choices and say what you want from services.
We can meet you in our office in town, near your home, at school or a place you feel more comfortable. We work part time, so be patient if you don't hear back for a few days. Please be patient if you don't hear back from us immediately
Who is this service for?
Young People between 11 and 19 years old with mental health or emotional difficulties who:
- live in Brighton or Hove.
- are at home or are in hospital
- either have or haven't been given a 'diagnosis'– (if you are having trouble getting support, we'll help you to ask for services)
- if you are in hospital on a section 3 you have a legal right to see an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)
Mind Me Up
Mind me up provides an opportunity for young people to have a real say in how mental health services are developed and delivered for young people in Brighton & Hove.
We meet on a monthly basis, from 4-6 on a Monday evening, at 51 New England Street which provides an opportunity for anyone aged 11 – 19 years to get together and talk about mental health services and how young people would like them to be.
We are always happy to welcome new members to the group. We have fun as well as doing some important work.
Some of our achievements have been helping to recruit people who work for the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and providing ideas and guidance about the best ways of working with young people with mental health difficulties.
If you would like to know more about us please contact our Young Person’s Advocate on 01273 66 69 50