Advocacy Services for People with Mental Health Problems and Intellectual Disabilities: Guidance and Model Policies

MDAC and Together
Publication date: 
1 September 2006
The purpose of this handbook is to assist mental disability advocacy services throughout Europe. We hope that advocacy services will become more effective by reading this guidance, by undergoing training on key topics and by adopting policies similar to the ones presented here. The handbook sets out best practice guidelines for advocacy services and is based on the experience of long-standing advocacy services for people with mental health problems and intellectual disabilities in the United Kingdom, a country in which mental health advocacy has played an important role in protecting human rights for many years.