BrentLondon > London IHCAS > Brent POhWER has worked in Brent since 2006. Last year we provided advocacy support to almost 320 Brent residents. We provide the following services in Brent: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). This is a statutory advocacy service to support vulnerable people who lack capacity and need to make important decisions but have no representatives as defined under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Relevant Person’s Paid Representative (RPPR), is a service for those people (or Relevant Person) whom have been legally deprived of their liberty under the safeguards (DoLS) set out in Mental Capacity Act 2005, and have no family or friend whom can appropriately act as their representative. The role of the RPPR is to assist the Relevant Person to understand and execute their rights which includes calling a review of the DoL, or challenging the DoL or elements of it by accessing the Court of Protection, or by exercising them of behalf of the Relevant Person. Independent Health Complaints Advocacy for people who wish to make a complaint about treatment provided under the NHS. For more information about how our Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service can help you please see our London Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service page. How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Brent, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 456 2370 or email [email protected]. To make a referral to the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy services in Brent, you can download the form below : NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0203 553 5960 or email [email protected]. Local Resources Download the Brent IMCA leaflet (pdf) Download the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service leaflet (pdf) Click here to find out about Brent Healthwatch Terry's Story Terry is a 50 to 60 year old Black British gentleman residing long-term on a mental health inpatient rehabilitation unit under Section of the Mental Health Act. The IMCA referral was regarding proposed serious medical treatment following a recent diagnosis of lung cancer. A scan (CT or PET) was needed to establish the extent of the cancer and the specific treatment options. Terry was refusing to undergo this procedure but was deemed to lack capacity to make that decision himself.Read how the IMCA ensured that Terry’s rights under the Mental Capacity Act were upheld and provided independent representation. Read Terry's story here In your area London Brent Mental Health Awareness event POhWER are attending an event in Brent as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. We will be holding a workshop on how to make a complaint and raising awareness of Independent Health Complaints Advocacy in London. Brent aim to raise awareness of mental health issues, celebrate recovery tools and coproduction, highlight Hestia's work and offer a platform for other services to share their work and network with each other. The event will be coproduced with their partner Ashford Place. There will be workshops and taster sessions for activities, e.g singing, creative writing, chair yoga etc some of which will be run by service users who are on a development path. Doors open to the public at 11am. Running order 11am Doors open/ Welcome / Refreshments 11.00 Ashford Place Choir 11.20 Room workshop Ashford Place Choir Message from Chrissy B 11.30 Individual Workshops (1) 11.30 – 12.15 12.15 Room workshop Kiln (Tricycle) Theatre 12.30 Individual Workshops (2) 12.30 – 1.15 All day Massage, Hygge Corner, PSB (Problem Solving Booth) and Wellbeing Trees 1.15 Performance Ashford Place Raunchy Rockers & Zumba Gold 1.30 Lunch 2.15 “Your shout” and Thanks It would give us great pleasure if you could be there to share in a creative celebration of the work that Brent is doing to end stigma and support wellbeing in the borough. Contact email [email protected] Please register to attend at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-awareness-week-tickets-44601325766 Booking for this event has now closed.