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Patients and carers

Advocacy services

Patients and carers

Advocacy services

Patients and carers

Advocacy services

Patients and carers

Advocacy services

Advocacy services help our patients get their voices heard in decisions about their treatment and care.

If you are being treated under the Mental Health Act, you can get free and confidential support from an independent mental health advocate or IMHAs. 

If you want to make a formal complaint you can get support from an independent health complaints advocacy service. They can write letters on your behalf, attend meetings with you, and provide interpreters if needed. 

Details of our local services are here:

Croydon: Advocacy for all
Telephone: 0845 310 1812 option 1
Email: referrals@advocacyforall.org.uk
Website: www.advocacyforcroydon.org

Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth: POhWER 
Telephone: 0300 456 2370     
Minicom: 0300 456 2364                           
Email: LondonIHCAS@pohwer.net       
Website: www.pohwer.net

Lewisham: Healthwatch Lewisham
Telephone: 020 3886 0196
Email: advocacy@healthwatchlewisham.co.uk
Website: www.healthwatchlewisham.co.uk

If you live in another borough ask your council for details of your local NHS advocacy service.