State Hospital Advocate
When We Need You
From 29/09/2004 onwards
Volunteers are required to provide an advocacy service for patients detained in the State Hospital, interviewing and supporting patients, obtaining information regarding patient rights and attending meetings.
About Patients Advocacy Service
The Patients Advocacy Service works in a unique environment in Scotland with some of the most vulnerable people within the mental health system. We aim to provide information, support and representation to as many of the patients living in the state hospital as possible
Skills & Experience
Communication skills, non-judgemental, respect confidentiality of patients, be able to empower individuals and accept that there will be close support and supervision.
Lanarkshire State Hospital, 30 miles South East of Glasgow. Dumfries and Galloway area.
Interview, Police Check, References
Training and Induction Details
A basic training course covering 6 modules (over 6 days), followed by ongoing training which includes a full security induction and a breakaway course (self-defence) as well as ongoing training
Advocacy / Human Rights
Cost for travel and meals are reimbursed
Frequency & Commitment
4 hours per Week. Minimum Commitment: 6 Month
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311