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HomeCulturally Appropriate Advocacy


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Gaddum has been selected as one of 2 Advocacy providers across the country to deliver a ‘Culturally Appropriate Advocacy Pilot’, funded by the Department of Health and Social Care.

This pilot was commissioned following The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act, which found that people from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic groups are more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act than other ethnic groups, and report worse outcomes during their care and treatment.

Through this project we are increasing access to culturally appropriate advocacy in Manchester: this is when Advocates can meet the needs of people’s particular religious, cultural or language requirements to help them effectively advocate for the care and treatment they need.

We are doing this by:

  • Employing BAME Advocates with a track record of providing Advocacy to BAME people with Mental Health needs.
  • Providing group advocacy services to people in in-patient psychiatric settings.
  • Providing group advocacy sessions in the Windrush millennium centre.
  • Providing training and information sessions.

Gaddum are delivering this pilot in partnership with our existing partner African and Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS), and Empower Consultants.

To refer yourself or someone you know to this service, please contact our BAME Advocates at

For more information about the project, please contact Lily Huggins, Advocacy Manager on

Culturally Appropriate Advocacy Leaflet