Advocacy means speaking up on your behalf or helping you speak up for yourself!
At Empower Consultants, we recognise people’s needs on the grounds of equality characteristics including age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, belief, sex and sexual orientation.
We provide advocacy for Black Minority Ethnic (BME) people with mental health issues who are hospital inpatients and to those who need or are receiving treatment in the community. In light of the Mental Health Act reform the white paper calls for the need for services to be culturally competent.
Our trained advocates are responsive to the attitudes, feelings and circumstances of each individual with distinctive racial, national, religious, linguistic or cultural backgrounds. We are experienced in liaising with professionals, in recognising modes of self-expression, raising awareness of cultural and religious practices, and breaking down barriers with communication.