Mental Health Act Advocacy Service


AdvoCard’s Advocacy Workers are independent from the local authority (social work), the health board (psychiatric services) and the Scottish Government (tribunals).

Advocacy regarding Scottish mental health laws

We can advocate for you if you are affected by these mental health laws in Scotland:

We can also help you to access legal representation and the Mental Welfare Commission Scotland

Advocacy for people with mental health needs in Edinburgh

  • live in the community
    • home, supported accommodation, residential care, temporary accommodation
  • are staying in a general hospital
    • e.g. Royal Infirmary, Western General, Liberton

We can also provide information regarding advocacy in the Act for:

  • service user groups – day services; drop-ins; supported/residential accommodation
  • mental health workers – statutory and voluntary sectors

If AdvoCard can not advocate for you, we can help you to find an advocacy service that is better suited to your needs and location.  You can check out other advocacy services through SIAA

Contact us by phone or in writing (post or email) for an appointment with an Advocacy Worker. View our contact details