CamdenLondon > London IHCAS > Camden The Learning Disabilities POhWER Advocacy service commenced on the 1st October 2015. We have been working closely with local organisations and Social Services to build links, hold drop in services and awareness raising sessions throughout the Social Work teams in Camden. The advocate has engaged in a substantial amount of community engagement with local services and providers to ensure that all services/service users are now aware that we are providing this service and that we will be having a strong presence in the community and meeting the needs of more service users. We offer the following services in Camden: Community Learning Disability Advocacy Service 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 Camden, you can download the forms below: Community 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 0300 456 2370 or email [email protected]. To make a referral to the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy services in Camden, 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 Camden Learning Disability Advocacy leaflet (pdf) Download the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service leaflet (pdf) Click here to find out about Camden's Healthwatch Helping Hayley with her Housing Problem Read Hayley’s experience of Advocacy in which she had an issue regarding her housing and wanted support in communicating with her Social Worker. Read Hayley's story here In your area London Camden's World Mental Health Day Celebration POhWER are attending Camden's World Mental Health Day Celebration. This will be an open celebration afternoon with lunch for Camden residents/service users, carers, significant others and staff at St Pancras Hospital. On the day, there will be stalls and workshops. There will be an open mike hour for people to get up and perform poetry and reflections. See https://www.mentalhealthcamden.co.uk/ for more information. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th of October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health wellbeing a reality for people worldwide. Each year people come together voluntarily to celebrate the day and encourage awareness of mental wellbeing and its benefits. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental health in the workplace.’ More information found at about World Mental Health Day can be found here: https://www.wfmh.global/wmhd-2017/ Booking for this event has now closed.