North East Essex Mental Health Advocacy Service

Delivered by NELFT and Barnardo's, the North East Essex Mental Health Advocacy Service helps young people to speak up for themselves to get something stopped, started or changed.

  •  If you have your own voice, an Advocate will make sure that you are heard.
  •  If you find it difficult to speak up, an Advocate will support and help you.
  •  If you do not have a voice, an Advocate will work out what you want and speak for you.
  •  We are independent from all other services and are completely led by what you want.

We are a free, confidential and independent service for children & young people aged 10-18 (25 with SEN) & living in North East Essex).

An Advocate can support you with:

  •  having your voice heard
  •  making a complaint
  •  queries with your medication
  •  talking to your social worker, carers or other adults
  •  contact with your family
  •  understanding your rights
  •  meetings where decisions are made about you

An Advocate will only say and do what you ask and will ask your permission before sharing information. Children & Young People have the right to say what they think should happen when adults are making decisions that affect them and to have their opinions taken into account.

Patient information

Contact our service in North East Essex

North East Essex Mental Health Advocacy Service
12b Barclays Bank Chambers
High Road
Ptisea
Basildon
SS13 3AU

Call: 0800 652 4546 (free from a landline) or 01268 558448
Email: NEEMAS@barnardos.org.uk  
Text or WhatsApp: 07912 205336 or 07912 205352