Do you need urgent help?

If you need to speak to someone right now, here are some confidential options which provide 24/7 support.  If you're worried you might hurt yourself or someone else, please call 999, or go to your nearest A and E.

Lifeline

For people who are experiencing distress or despair.

0808 808 8000

Childline

Helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.

0800 1111

Samaritans

24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call us

Ards Advocacy Services

We provide free, independent and specialist information and advocacy for people with mental health difficulties, their families, carers and support workers.

Ards Advocacy Services

Mindwise Advocacy Services provides free, independent and specialist information and advocacy for people with mental health difficulties, their families, carers and support workers.

MindWise works with up to 1,500 people every day, assisting them in recovering a meaningful and fulfilling life. Advocacy service are there to promote empowerment and to assist those in need to gain greater independence and be a voice to help those have the right to live a better quality of life.


What We Do

We provide support on:

  • Social Security benefits
  • Community Care and Health Service
  • Issues relating to treatment
  • Housing
  • Debt
  • Disability Rights and legal issues
  • Signposting to other services

Areas We Cover

South Eastern Health and Social Care trust

 

How to Access Our Service

Referrals are received from the Community Mental Health Teams.


Contact Us

Address:
McQueen Home
Ards Community Hospital
Newtownards BT23 4AS

Matt Thompson Operations Office (Mental Health Advocacy)

Email: Matt.thompson@setrust.hscni.net

Tel: 02891 510123  /  Mobile: 07918626432

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