we provide specialist advocacy and respite supports to people who have suffered from mental ill health or has mental ill health in our community which are the service users, carers and their families throughout the borough.
our clients come from different parts of the borough of Enfield and Haringey including barnet
Our primary aim is to deliver a service that will provide sensitive services to people from the community who are over-represented within the mental health institutions. This is delivered through information, advice, and support; specialist advocacy and respite support services to mental health service users and their families.
We have deliberately chosen Enfield and Haringey and barnet as our geographical focus as it is a London borough which still has one of the highest numbers of people who would classify themselves where 19.5% of the population has mental ill-health compared to an average of 15.6% for the rest of the city. it is families, children and elderly’s we wish to focus on.
WSC has run a project like this one before and has attracted on average 20 - 34 users and carers and their families recorded unattended, neglected in the community.
Currently in Enfield borough no dedicated services for families with mental health. Therefore, this has helped to create awareness of the impact of mental health
Our objective is to place mental health on the public agenda, to promote a greater acceptance of persons with mental disorders, to protect their human rights and to reduce the pervasive effects of stigma. it is argued that less exclusion and less discrimination will help those afflicted and their families to lead better and more productive lives and encourage those in need to seek treatment.
Help with Advocacy stigma associated with mental disorders will no longer be a severe stumbling block because, among other things, it prevented people from seeking help with advocacy help stigma will no longer have an insidious effect on health policy.
for example, health insurers may deny parity for the care of persons with mental disorders.
We also help the development and implementation of programs on mental health promotion for the general population and on the prevention of mental disorders for persons with risk factors.
Also, help with treatment programs for persons with mental disorders and with the rehabilitation of persons with mental disability.
We also fight to make valuable contributions to improving and implementing mental health legislation and to improve the financing, quality, and organization of services.
Other possible beneficial effects of advocacy support we provide are the building of self-esteem, feelings of well-being, enhanced coping skills, the strengthening of social support networks and the improvement of family relationships.
We also help in making their voice to be heard and equality in right and fairness including support in strengthening people’s voice
We also help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain services they need
We also ensure that people are supported to use personal and individual budgets effectively.