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Advocacy Support In Cymru

Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC) is a registered charity that specialises in the provision of professional, confidential and independent mental health, mental capacity and community advocacy, as well as suicide intervention training. Our advocates can support in relation to treatment, medication, services, rights and options and will empower you to have your say in your treatment and care.

www.ascymru.org.uk/

Charity

Registered charity no. 1141999

Member since September 2021

Latest News

World Mental Health Day: Sunday 10th October 2021

World Mental Health Day: Sunday 10th October 2021

This #worldmentalhealthday we are asking for your support in funding our vital mental health advocacy services in South Wales.

The vital role that advocacy plays in supporting the return to health of those experiencing mental health issues cannot be underestimated. ASC provides Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Community Advocacy services across South Wales. Our service is available to all those eligible.

Demi, ASC’s Community Mental Health Advocate says “unfortunately, we live in a society where there is still stigma and stereotypes surrounding mental health. This can only be tackled by raising awareness, and most importantly, tackling these barriers head on.”

“As a mental health advocate, my aim is to empower people to speak up and put their views and wishes forward without the worry that they are being judged and discriminated against due to their mental health. I help people be heard and give them a voice when they feel they don’t have one.”

The need for mental health, mental capacity and community advocacy is ever increasing at a time when funding is limited. Our services and fundraising have been impacted by the pandemic and we are facing a shortfall in funding for 2021 and 2022.

Your donation could help us to ensure our advocates can uphold the rights of people with severe mental health illnesses, giving them a voice and empowering them to speak out.

Please consider fundraising for ASC this month to help us be there to empower more and more people suffering from mental health illnesses in South Wales.

If you need the support of a mental health advocate, you can check eligibility and request a referral on our website www.ascymru.org.uk or by calling us on 029 2054 0444.

Thanks for all your support.

ASIST and safeTALK workshops for 2021 and 2022

ASIST and safeTALK workshops for 2021 and 2022

ASC is delighted to announce upcoming dates for our popular Suicide Prevention workshops.

Course dates:

19th & 20th October 2021 - ASIST in-house workshop - Swansea - FULLY BOOKED

16th November 2021 - safeTALK workshop, 10am-1.30pm - Cardiff - £35 pp - SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

22nd & 23rd November 2021 - ASIST in-house workshop - Cardiff  - FULLY BOOKED

7th & 8th December 2021 - ASIST open workshop - Cardiff - £145 pp - SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

1st & 2nd February 2022 - ASIST open workshop - Cardiff - £145 pp - SPACES STILL AVAILABLE

15th & 16th March 2022 - ASIST open workshop - Cardiff - £145 pp - SPACES STILL AVAILABLE To find out about availability and pricing, or to book your place on a course, contact training@ascymru.org.uk

To help us fund these courses and to ensure we can continue to provide suicide intervention training within our communities, we'd love your support during the Work For Good Small Business Star Christmas campaign this year.