Advice & Support

Independent Advocacy Services

VoiceAbility in Newham provides people who have additional needs like disability, mental health illness or advocacy support to understand options available and help make informed decisions. They want to deliver the best possible quality of support to people, so they are heard, respected, safe and in control of their own life. 

Advocates will listen to what you want and help you work towards your goal. You can get support from a professional advocate if you over 18, live in Newham and are registered with a GP in the borough. You must have eligible health and / or social care needs. We suggest you call (0)300 303 1660 if you have any questions.

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The Independent Newham Users Forum (INUF) is an independent, user-led, mental health charity, based in Stratford, London.  Their goal is to improve the lives of members, by enhancing their skills, and helping boost their confidence.  The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, making INUF an inviting place for all to use on a daily basis: to socialise, find a voice, and improve their everyday quality of life.

  • They run Wellbeing programmes which are tailored to improving mental health and physical wellbeing and working towards individual betterment.
  • Provide Help & Advice seminars to support you
  • Training and improving your skills to help build up your CV and guiding you to find a job that suits you
  • Give people the opportunity to get Involved by participating in charity

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Samaritans offer support for people with suicidal thoughts. Please whatever you are going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

You can talk to someone:

  • On the phone
  • By Email
  • By writing a letter
  • Through the app
  • By visiting a branch

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They have a vision of a society where people with mental health and emotional needs are accepted & included without fear of stigma or discrimination.  They want to work towards a society where everyones needs and ambitions are supported. They are working towards everyone having the right to access comprehensive services which enables them to reach their full potential.

Core values are:

Openness – Committed to being open, honest and transparent in the work they do with clients. They strive to enable all communities to access services.

Together – Work collaboratively in partnership with people who have personal experience of mental health and emotional needs to make sure services are as effective as possible.

Responsive – Tailor support to the needs of each individual

Independent – Independent third sector organisation and are fearless in committing to campaign and influencing decision-makers on behalf of client groups.

Unstoppable – They are campaigning for better mental health services and access for those who need it.

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Are a community of fully qualified and accredited mental health professionals working online to provide a high quality, safe, anonymous and confidential space for you to gain support – whenever you need them, for whatever you are going through.

They want to create a world where mental health issues are acknowledged and are accepted. Where every person in distress will feel confident to openly access the support services they need, safe in the knowledge that attitudes have changed, based on a communal understanding and willingness to support each other. Turn2me provides accessible professional online mental health services to adults and young people over 12.  Services are designed to allow each user to access support whilst retaining control over their right to privacy. Services are here to destigmatise mental health and make it acceptable for people in society to talk openly about the state of their mental health and mental wellbeing. Through online resource centre, services are available to everyone within the global community 365 days per year.

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