Peer Advocacy Training Programme

Training Date: 21 September 2017

Thursdays from 21 September 2017 until 16 November 2017, 9.30am-1pm – Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, 4 Princes Road, Liverpool, L8 1TH.

The Peer Advocacy Training Programme has been running since 1995 and has provided training on all aspects of the mental health system. It provides the opportunity for people who use mental health services to understand how the services work and what their rights are in relation to their treatment and care. It is equally as beneficial to professionals who work with people who have experienced or are experiencing mental ill health.

The programme will explain models of advocacy and provide students with the legal, social and health care knowledge to enable them to challenge inequitable practices and participate in their care planning. They will also be able to help, support and signpost other people to appropriate services and give them information. The training is delivered at a high standard by professionals who are experts in their areas of practice.

Programme topics:

  • History of Mental Health
  • Models of Advocacy
  • Introduction to Mental Health Law
  • Developments in Mental Health Law
  • Clinical Teams
  • Community Care Law
  • Mental Health and Criminal Justice System

Cost: Free to service users; £450 for professionals, including course accreditation and refreshments.

To request a booking form or for further information, contact Simon Torkington or Vanessa Banim on 0151 707 0319 / 07808 777218, or email or

Alternatively visit the website for more information.

Booking forms must be returned no later than Thursday 14 September 2017, and payment must be made prior to the commencement of the programme. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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