Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group

Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group

Charity information

Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group

A Registered Charity with over 21 years experience of providing user-led mental health services, and are one of the earliest organisations to establish and provide Mental Health Advocacy in the UK.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group (BAMHAG) is a unique organisation providing Independent Mental Health User Led Services since 1989. We provide specialist user led Mental Health Advocacy; occupy a liaison role in relation to local mental health commissioners on behalf of mental health service users and carers; and also have a Mental Health Befriending among our other service areas.
    BAMHAG have developed specialist knowledge ensuring we provide the very best service possible to mental health service users both in hospitals and communities. BAMHAG is a ‘user-led’ service meaning that the majority of our staff and volunteers have had experience as a service user, or carer. This adds a passionate dynamic to BAMHAG where workers are acutely aware of how important advocacy is, many of whom have received advocacy services themselves.

  • Aims

    Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy Group aims to:

    • To raise awareness of mental ill health, stigma and discrimination. To provide training relevant to our work and specific to our role under the Mental Health Act & Mental Capacity Act.
    • To provide mental health services within Bradford & Airedale from a user led perspective. Maintaining our user led ethos and participation within local and voluntary and statutory partners.
    • To provide statutory and non statutory mental health advocacy services that are specialised towards service user groups in community, in-patient acute and forensic settings.
    • To act as a liaison and link between planners and providers of statutory mental health service providers and mental health service users and carers with regard to mental health services.
    • To provide mental health service user led befriending to adult mental health service users experiencing social isolation. To provide this using trained volunteers with experience of mental ill health
  • Overview

    Established: January 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1078693

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 14

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 01274 770 118

    Address: First Floor, Tradeforce Building Cornwall Place Bradford BD8 7JT

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