Advocacy means getting support from another person to help you express your views and wishes, and to help make sure your voice is heard. Someone who helps you in this way is called your advocate.

Unfortunately, having a mental health problem can sometimes mean that your opinions and ideas are not always taken seriously, or that you are not always offered all the opportunities and choices you would like. This can be difficult to deal with, especially when you need to communicate regularly with health care professionals, or other professionals.

What can it do for me?

We will assist you to resolve any issues or difficulties you are experiencing which may impact on your mental or emotional wellbeing. Your advocate will support you to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment and care and access to appropriate support services.

  • We can act as “your voice”
  • We will express your “point of view”
  • We will assist you to exercise your rights
  • We will give you the information you need
  • We will help you reach your goals towards recovery

Access this service

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Mind Advocacy Service is available to people living within the Merthyr Tydfil and RCT areas who experience mental or emotional health difficulties and their family, friends and carers.

If you think you could benefit from our Advocacy service, please contact Angela Griffiths on 01685 707480 or email

Download our Community Advocacy Leaflet: Community-Advocacy-Leaflet