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Spotlight on Local Mental Health Organisations – Partners in Advocacy

Mental Health Awareness week this year is taking place between 18th and 24th of May and this year the theme is Kindness. There are lots of brilliant organisations in Dundee who provide support for mental health, and we have reached out to some of these organisations to ask them about their work.

Partners in Advocacy told us a little bit about them –

Can you tell us a bit about your organisation?

Partners in Advocacy provides independent advocacy to children and young people aged 21 and under in Dundee who are unable to speak up for themselves or have no one else to speak up for them.

How have you had to adapt due to Covid-19?

Due to the lock down restrictions, and following government and NHS guidelines, we’ve had to stop face to face work with those we support and have moved to a service delivery method which utilises alternate approaches to engaging with service users including teleconferencing, online video chats, MS Teams, etc.

Why is mental health awareness important to your organisation?

Mental Health Awareness is important to Partners in Advocacy because we work with vulnerable children and young people who are often left voiceless by the mental health challenges they experience. Raising awareness of mental health is a key component to removing and preventing the barriers and marginalisation children and young people often face when seeking help.

 

Do you have a favourite quote relating to mental health and positive mental wellbeing?

“The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it”. – Lindsay Holmes, 2015

 

How can you be contacted?

We can be contacted on our main number at 01382 217186 or by email at dundee@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk