• “The Pocket Advocate is inspirational and people feel really invested in it...They are in the driving seat, it is truly service user led, and for this I think the tool is unique and invaluable... It’s a bit like a mobile phone, once you have one you wonder how you ever lived without it.”​

    - Moira Matthews, Social Worker.

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    The Pocket Advocate is a free mental health self advocacy tool developed in consultation with Camden & Islington's NHS Foundation Trust. It provides users with a personalised document that clearly communicates their mental and physical health needs to others in an emergency situation. It can also be used as a day-to-day self management tool. The Pocket Advocate can be completed online and downloaded as a PDF. This can be retrieved by a user from their phone, emailed, printed and shared with others. Click here to get started.

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    Free download. Free mental health resource and tool. Image of The Pocket Advocate’s illustrated guide. A playful visual tool to help you navigate and communicate your mental health experience to others. Click here to freely download.

    Click here to freely download this revised illustration, featured in The Pocket Advocate, to help you navigate and communicate your mental health experience to others.

    One and Other film poster, international film selections 2019 and 2020, FICSAM International Mental Health Film Festival 2019, Global Health Film Festival 2019, Canberra Mental Health FilmFestival 2019, WINNER Believe Psychology Film Festival 2020, In association with the London Borough of Camden, Funded by Project Embrace, Director Tatiane Feres, Executive Producer Danielle Singer Moore

    Shot on the grounds of what was once a hospital, built in 1916 to treat injured servicemen, this short film aims to challenge the stigma and discrimination held towards those of us who live with the challenges of a mental health diagnosis. The film is inspired by the possibility that, despite our many differences, our personal struggles could be what unites us rather than separates us. A powerful idea at a time of social and political uncertainty, particularly within the United Kingdom.

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    "Today, over 5,000 people have engaged with [The Pocket Advocate] through a wide range of solutions and initiatives that include online downloads, workshops, training, talks and campaigns to raise awareness. [The Pocket Advocate's] growing network of ambassadors and dedicated team of experts and volunteers are now preparing for the launch of The Pocket Advocate’s digital service in 2018."

  • "A green paper published in early December sets out proposals incentivising every school and college in England to have a senior lead for mental health, creating new mental health support teams to liaise between schools and the NHS, and piloting a maximum four-week waiting time for CAMHS in some areas. Children and young people in England will be able to access mental health support in their school or college under Government plans to transform the treatment of mental illness in young people. The Pocket Advocate goes a considerable way in addressing these issues."

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    "Without the right intervention people become trapped in the devastating cycle of crisis and relapse, unable to fulfil their potential and live the life they truly deserve. The Pocket Advocate shows clearly that mental distress is manageable, and that with the right intervention the cycles of crisis and relapse can be prevented."

  • "Every aspect of the language and design [of The Pocket Advocate] aims to inspire ownership and a sense of authority in regard to a person’s experience. The work is coming from them."

  • "On reflection it seems clear to me that the problems relating to my original distress were never really addressed. The additional trauma of being hospitalised, diagnosed, medicated and stigmatised covered up the underlying issues that I faced as a young adult."

  • "The Pocket Advocate confidently and clearly addresses the widening gap

    between the individual, their community and the local services available to them. Through a creative, as opposed to a clinical approach, the format and aim of the Pocket Advocate is to inspire a sense of pride and achievement rather than being an impersonal document that gets lost and forgotten about"

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