SEAP advocacy (Kent)

An advocate is someone who will support you to make sure that your views and rights are respected, that you are treated fairly, your concerns are taken into account and you have real control over the big decisions in your life.

They can help you speak up at meetings, deal with difficult issues and help understand important decisions that are being made.

They are professionally trained, fair and impartial and the service is completely confidential and independent of the local authority.

Mental Health

To enlist the help of an advocate you must be 18 years and above, have mental health needs and live in Kent.

You can also have an advocate if you are in hospital or if you have been detained under the Mental Health Act.

An advocate is independent of the hospital or place of detention and is trained to help you understand your rights.

Mental health advocacy in Kent is provided by:

East Kent (Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe, Swale and Thanet) - Rethink Mental Illness

West Kent (Dartford, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Swanley, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding rural areas) - Assert Advocacy

Learning disability

To enlist the help of an advocate, you must be over 18 years old, have a learning disability and live in Kent.

Contact Advocacy for All

Physically disabled

To enlist the help of an advocate, you must be over 18 years old, have a physical disability and live in Kent.

Contact Centre for Independent Living Kent

Older people

You can access an advocate from Citizens Rights for Older People (CROP) if you are over 50 years old and live in Kent.