“Advocacy is the act of speaking in support of human concerns and needs. Where people have their own voice, advocacy means making sure they are heard; when they have difficulty speaking, it means providing help; where they have no voice, it means speaking for them.” (Penticton Advocacy network, 1998).
CMHA-SOS offers individual advocacy services which are accessed directly by individuals with a mental illness living in the South Okanagan Similkameen.
Our goal is to help clients become empowered; thereby making them better able to assist in their own recovery. If you, or someone you know, feel that you have been treated unfairly, that your rights and entitlements have been ignored, or if you disagree with how programs and services have been delivered to you, you are encouraged to bring your concerns forward. Together we will explore how best to address the situation and find resolution.
Advocacy can be accessed by phone or appointment. Contact our Mental Health Advocate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-476-5411.
Mental Health Advocacy Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9:30am-12:30pm
Tuesday, Thursday – 12:30-3:30pm