MedwaySouthern England > Medway POhWER have been operating in Medway since 2014, and over the last year we have supported over 400 clients to gain access to and have their voices heard by mental health service in Medway, people who had given up on getting the help they needed until they received the support of an advocate. From 01/07/2017 our advocacy services are changing - we will be providing the following services in Medway: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) Relevant Persons Paid Representative (RPPR) Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (IHCA) Advocacy under the Care Act How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Medway, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form NHS Complaints referral form Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)_Referral_Form Care_Act_Advocacy_Referral_Form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 0031 993 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Local Resources Download the Medway Independent Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Medway IMHA leaflet (pdf) In your area Southern England World Mental Health Day celebration in Medway POhWER were invited by the University of Greenwich to host a display stand at their Medway Campus as part of ‘World Mental Health Day’. With the Universities’ Student Well Being Service and Chaplaincy, we helped raise awareness of support services both on and off site. We asked students if they knew how to access well being/mental health services, 58% were unsure. We asked how they would reach out for support, 86% of students would use the internet to research service provision and access tools and resources. Students were made aware of the support on site and were keen to understand the role of a Mental Health Advocate. Engagement was light hearted and fun. We look forward to continue working with the team on Medway Campus.