Advocacy

 

   

 Altra provides advocacy for people with mental health problems as a stand-alone service. Advocacy is aimed at people with mental health problems who need assistance when exercising rights, securing their interests and protecting personal dignity. The basic role of advocacy is: representing interests, desires and the voice of people with mental health problems, ensuring independance and reducing the gap in power and influence of those individuals whose power is weak or inequally represented. Advocacy aims to provide protection of the fundamental rights and dignity of people with mental health problems in the widest sense. It also advocates the destigmatization of people with mental health problems and their relatives.

 

Goals of advocacy

The goals of advocacy are to ensure the protection of rights, interests and personal integrity for people with mental health problems. Social issues that arise from mental health problems are very diverse: problems of a financial nature (rents, debts, payment of bills, etc.), problems of a family nature (custody, contacts, maintenance, family conflicts, inheritance, etc.) difficulties enforcing rights (assistance in enforcing pensions, financial social assistance, free legal aid, etc.) and many other issues that point to the necessity of the advocacy as a stand-alone service.

 

Advocacy activities

In order to protect the rights and interests of advocacy users, we carry out the following activities:

• First informative interviews: identifying the extent of violated rights,
• Implementation of legal advocacy in cooperation with PIC (NGOs lega center),

• Monitoring and enforcing the rights and interests of users in the field,
• Implementation of training workshops on rights and their enforcement,

• Conducting self-advocacy and assertive workshops,
• Support to self-advocacy activities.

 

 

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