Advocacy

SIAASMind in Barnet provides an advocacy service for Barnet residents aged 18 and over, excluding those who are entitled to the services of an IMHA under the Mental Health Act. This service is part of the Specialist Information, Advice and Advocacy Service provided by Barnet Citizens Advice Bureau in partnership with Mind in Barnet and Advocacy in Barnet. The advocacy support provided includes the following:

  • Supporting people who have experienced abuse and hate crime
  • Helping with sorting out problems with debt
  • Providing information about disability, illnesses and medications, housing and employment issues
  • Helping to make a claim in court
  • Helping with immigration matters
    Client Groups

    We provide Advocacy to anyone over the age of 18 experiencing Mental Health Problems, Autistic Spectrum Disorders or Asperger’s and learning disabilities.

    We provide Advocacy for anyone between the ages of 18 and 50 experiencing Acquired Brain Injury, Sensory Impairment and Communication Difficulties. For clients in these groups over 50 or suffering from Dementia please contact Advocacy in Barnet on:
    0208 201 3415.

    We provide Advocacy support for carers of the above client groups in relation to Carer’s Assessments.

    The Advocacy service is based at:

    First floor
    Mind in Barnet
    55 Christchurch Avenue
    North Finchley
    London N12 0DG

    Telephone: 020 8906 7500
    Email: advocacy@mindinbarnet.org.uk

    Opening times: Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

    This is not a walk in service and you must make an appointment by telephoning, emailing or writing to us. In exceptional circumstances, where people have special problems with travel, we may also be able to make appointments in the community. We also hold a regular surgery at the Citizens Advice Bureau every week and are developing surgeries at other venues throughout the borough.

    Independent Mental Health Advocacy

    Independent Mental Health Advocacy for those detained under the Mental Health Act is now provided by VoiceAbility who can be contacted by telephone 020 7485 2424 or email northlondonIMHA@voiceability.org.