Mental Health Advocacy Service Annual Report 2022-23 now available

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The Mental Health Advocacy Service Annual Report 2022-2023 describes the activities of the Advocates during the past year.
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(The artwork used on the front cover of the annual report is called 'Salisbury Home'. It has been reproduced with the permission of the artist.)

The Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS) exists to amplify the voices and protect the rights of people using, and seeking to use, mental health services.

MHAS can assist all people on involuntary treatment orders, those referred for psychiatric examination, those subject to custody orders and required to undergo treatment, psychiatric hostel residents and some people who are voluntary patients. 

In 2022-23, MHAS experienced a noticeable increase in demand for advocacy services with service provision now exceeding that of pre-COVID 19 levels in 2019-20.