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Independent Advocacy My Voice Jersey

Independent Advocacy My Voice Jersey

Background

We support people who are severely affected by mental illness or lacking capacity, our specialist workforce works with individuals with the most complex needs and at the highest levels of acuity. Since 2006 professional independent mental health advocacy has supported around 400 people per year in Jersey from between 14-104 years of age.

Our role is to promote and protect their rights, improve communication and reduce hostility or fear by giving them a voice. We support them to voice their wishes and concerns when they are at their most vulnerable.

Advocacy helps and supports individuals to resolve a range of problems that they face as a direct result of their mental health or capacity issues.

Mission

IAJ My Voice Jersey promotes the voice and protects the rights and choices of individuals with a serious mental health illness or disorder or who may lack capacity.

Vision

Individuals with a mental illness or disorder are recognised as equal citizens who participate in society and control their own lives.

Individuals who lack capacity are supported to live their lives in line with their values and wishes.

Values

My Voice Jersey believes that individuals have a right to advocacy support 

  • To help them make informed choices about their lives
  • To be treated as unique individuals
  • To be treated with dignity and respect
  • To have professionals work alongside them in a manner that does not stigmatise or disadvantage them
  • Ensure that they are enabled and supported to live their lives in line with their own values, wishes and choices.

Outcomes

  • We help people not to be so frightened and ensure they don’t feel alone
  • Our clients understand that they have legal and human rights and that we will help protect these rights
  • Our clients understand why they are detained and how this can be challenged
  • Our clients feel listened to and are able to participate more in decision making about their care or treatment
  • Our clients feel respected and retain their sense of dignity and value

Who to contact

Contact Name
Patricia Winchester
Telephone
07797 716447
E-mail
advocacy@myvoice.org.je
Website
https://myvoice.org.je
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Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/myvoicejersey/

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