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Advocacy for people with mental health issues

We can take referrals for people with mental health issues in the following situations:

  • where they are detained or informal patients in psychiatric hospitals, including secure units, who need advocacy support not covered by the Mental Health Act 1983
  • they are currently using or eligible to use secondary mental health services and any Hampshire County Council commissioned mental health services, and do not have a suitable other person to support them
  • advocacy support would prevent their mental health needs from becoming more serious or delay the impact of their needs and who do not have a suitable other person to support them


You can find out more information or make a referral by contacting the advocacy organisation in your area:

Basingstoke, Hart & Rushmoor, Andover & Test Valley, Winchester & District, Eastleigh & Romsey, New Forest:

Solent Mind – telephone number 023 8020 8956 or email advocacy@solentmind.org.uk

East Hants, Havant, Fareham & Gosport:

Havant & East Hants Mind – telephone number 02392 484422 or email advocates@easthantsmind.org

Download a referral form here