Advocacy in MIND There are no contact details for this organisation so please contact using the details below: Solent Mind strives to be a user-led organisation providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We wonƒ??t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. An advocate is someone who can both listen to you and speak for you in times of need. Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people are able to speak out, to express their views and defend their rights. In its simplest form, advocacy can mean just listening respectfully to someone. Having a mental health problem, or experiencing mental distress, can mean that your opinions and ideas are not taken seriously, or that you are not offered the opportunities and choices you would like. Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to: Express their views and concerns; Access information and services; Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities; Explore choices and options. An advocate might help you access information you need, or go with you to meetings or interviews in a supportive role. In some cases, you might want your advocate to be more active. An advocate might write letters on your behalf, or speak for you in situations where you donƒ??t feel able to speak for yourself.