self advocacy

Self Advocacy

What is Self-Advocacy?

Self Advocacy Training is intended for individuals with mental distress. The Training is designed to help people who need to develop self confidence, skills, awareness and knowledge about services available to them e.g. Debt Management, Self Esteem and Mental health Act, and more. It is free for everyone regardless of whether they have a personal budget. If the individual is with a CMHT then we require that the Care Coordinator fills in a referral form and sends it to Karen Unrue

Get yourself heard, listened to, and your views acted upon!
Places are still available – core training places are free and available for people from across London, and beyond! Please contact us as there is no fixed joining date, we’ll advise on the most appropriate date to take up the training.

Self-Advocacy Skills Training 

March 2014

4th    Why train in Self Advocacy? What are the Benefits? 11-1pm

5th    World Read Aloud Day 2-4pm
World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. TBC

6th International Women’s Day 1-6pm
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Cool Tan Arts has workshops including: Women, Exercise and Body Image – A History; Self Esteem building – How to feel better about yourself and the life you live; Women’s Poetry and World War 1– Explore your poetic side.

11th How to Develop your Self Esteem 11-1pm
Develop long-term skills to boost your esteem, learn how to help yourself on a day to day level, and pick up skills for how to bring yourself up when your esteem is low.

18th Panic Attacks by Karen Unrue 11-1pm
Join Karen Unrue for an informative and accessible look at why any one can suffer panic attacks, what you can do to help prevent them, and what to do when they do happen.

20th Guest Speaker 2-4pm
Watch this space! Check the website for info or simply turn up and be surprised. Past talks have included how to save on energy bills, campaigning, and understanding the Mental Health Act.

25th Managing your Anxiety Part 1 – 11-pm
Anxiety is something that affects all of us, some more than others. Come to learn ideas for how to live with anxiety and how to challenge your anxious thoughts.

27th Housing benefits, under-occupancy rules and mental health with Sally Causer of the Citizens Advice Bureau – 2-4pm
If you are concerned about changes to your housing benefit and/or under-occupancy rules and how they can be affected by your mental health, Sally Causer from the CAB will be here to tell you more about your rights.

Additional training dates may be added, please check the website for possible changes.

All workshops are based at CoolTan Arts unless specified. Please check in advance with us – thank you.

For more information please contact: Michelle Savioz Advocacy Training Coordinator

Or Sunil Chauhan
Self Advocacy Project Administrator

tel: 020 7701 2696
mobile: 0798 565 8443

Best wishes,

Michelle Savioz

Acting Self-Advocacy Training Coordinator

Winner of Peer Support Development by the Mental Health Providers Forum

CoolTan Arts believes mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity.

CoolTan Arts is a winner of the Mental Healthy, Mental Health Hero Awards as Creative Hero (Group)

CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle Sponsored Walk takes place on Saturday 12th October 2013. Register now or sponsor our walkershere:

CoolTan Arts

Third Floor
224-236 Walworth Road
SE17 1JE

Main Switchboard: 020 7701 2696
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Twitter: @cooltan4

CoolTan Arts is a registered charity, reg. number 1064231, and company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, reg. number 3244552


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