MedwaySouthern England > Medway POhWER have been operating in Medway since 2014, and over the last year we have supported over 400 clients to gain access to and have their voices heard by mental health service in Medway, people who had given up on getting the help they needed until they received the support of an advocate. POhWER are now also piloting a new service to support client’s with Learning Difficulties in the community, beginning in May 2016. We provide the following services in Medway: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Community Mental Health Services Community Learning Disability Advocacy Service How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Medway, you can download the forms below: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form 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@example.com. Local Resources Download the Medway IMHA leaflet (pdf) In your area Southern England World Mental Health Day celebration in Medway POhWER were invited by the University of Greenwich to host a display stand at their Medway Campus as part of ‘World Mental Health Day’. With the Universities’ Student Well Being Service and Chaplaincy, we helped raise awareness of support services both on and off site. We asked students if they knew how to access well being/mental health services, 58% were unsure. We asked how they would reach out for support, 86% of students would use the internet to research service provision and access tools and resources. Students were made aware of the support on site and were keen to understand the role of a Mental Health Advocate. Engagement was light hearted and fun. We look forward to continue working with the team on Medway Campus.