Support and empowerment to get your voice heard

Welcome to Advocacy Shetland

Our Service

Advocacy Shetland is an independent advocacy organization run by a combination of paid and voluntary staff. The service we offer is free and confidential. We maintain the independence of our service through the integrity and commitment of both board and staff to the principals of Independent Advocacy. The core principles can be summed up as follows:

  • Enabling people to gain access to information, explore and understand their options, and make their views and wishes known
  • Empowering those who need a stronger voice through enabling them to express their need and make their own decisions
  • Safeguarding the rights of those who are vulnerable and discriminated against or whom services find difficult to serve
  • Speaking on behalf of those who cannot speak up for themselves

We are here for the individual, focusing on them to ensure that all the services they are dealing with are listening to their views, needs, wishes, hopes and aspirations. We are here for the people in Shetland who find they are unable to speak up for themselves for what ever reason.

Mental Health Advocacy Awareness

The Mental Health Independent Advocacy Awareness Event has been re arranged and will now be on World Mental Health Day which is Tuesday 10th October 2017 12 - 2.30 at Market House in the Conference Room.

We invite professionals, service users, carers and the public to come along to this event which we hope will raise awareness and provide information of mental health advocacy.

We will provide tea, coffee, sandwiches and home bakes so you can have some lunch with us and learn about this important topic and the services provided by Advocacy Shetland.

Please let us know if you are interested in attending, and for further information please contact us either through FB or Tel: 01595 743929.