Mental Health Directory
Information on mental health services in Croydon
IMHA Advocates are specially trained to work within the framework of the Mental Health Act.
The Mind in Croydon Advocacy Service provides an IMHA service to qualifying patients residing in and funded by Croydon. This includes Croydon admission wards at Bethlem Royal Hospital and Croydon residents at PICU.
Anyone who is being treated in hospital or in the community under a section of the Mental Health Act (and some other people) have a right to an IMHA Advocate.
An Independent Mental Health Advocate can help you understand:
And can (with your agreeement):
An IMHA Advocate can continue to work with you even if you are no longer on a section and you are an informal patient.
Please click link to view Mind in Croydon's IMHA Mental Health Fact Sheet.
As the Advocates work as instructed by the individual, consent from that individual is required when making a referral on their behalf.
The Advocacy Service aims to promote the interests and rights of anyone residing in and receiving support through Croydon who may be suffering from mental health problems.
The Advocacy Service (including IMHA) is an independent organisation funded by NHS Croydon and managed by Mind in Croydon.
Please click here to see the Mind in Croydon Advocacy Referral Policy
Telephone: 0345 310 1812
(Advocacy for All process all referrals for Mind in Croydon)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
If no-one is available to take your call please leave a message and we will get back to you.
To download a copy of our leaflet click here
To download a copy of our easy read IMHA leaflet click here
To download a copy of our IMHA Postcard click here
Please click the link to view The Mental Health Act: Your Rights - easy read