Independent Mental Health Advocacy is offered by Cambridge House . Independent Mental Health Advocacy is a statutory form of advocacy which was introduced in 2009 as part of amendments to the Mental Health Act. Anyone who is detained in a secure Mental Health setting, under the Act, is entitled to access support from an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA)*
Others who can access an IMHA service are those who have been provisionally discharged from hospital, those on supervised Community Treatment Orders, or voluntary patients who are considering serious medical treatment as a result of a Mental Health condition.
IMHA services provide an additional safeguard for patients who are subject to the Mental Health Act, and are specialist advocates who are trained to work within the framework of the Act. These services will not replace other advocacy services currently available to patients, but are intended to operate in conjunction with them.
Telephone: 020 7358 7007
Fax: 0845 305 2163
By post: IMHA Service, Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, London SE5 0HF