Advocacy Services for People with Mental Health Problems and Intellectual Disabilities: Guidance and Model Policies

MDAC and Together
Publication date: 
1 September 2006
The purpose of this handbook is to assist mental disability advocacy services throughout Europe. We hope that advocacy services will become more effective by reading this guidance, by undergoing training on key topics and by adopting policies similar to the ones presented here. The handbook sets out best practice guidelines for advocacy services and is based on the experience of long-standing advocacy services for people with mental health problems and intellectual disabilities in the United Kingdom, a country in which mental health advocacy has played an important role in protecting human rights for many years.

Fourth Global Mental Health Summit

Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South

28th-29th November 2015

Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda. 

We invite contributions (for both the scientific and non-scientific sessions that include theatre, short films, music, dance and other art forms) that highlight the issues faced by people living with mental health issues. People interested in attending and presenting at the Summit should contact the secreatariat at

Download the Registration and Submission Forms