Community Advocacy

Community Advocacy is for people who are:

  • Receiving secondary mental health services – usually meaning that your care is managed via a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)
  • Psychiatric inpatients requiring advocacy for issues not related to medication or treatment.
  • Wishing to be reassessed by a CMHT for secondary services where their case has been closed with the last three years.

All Health Boards in Wales provide a Community Advocacy service for qualifying patients in their area. At this time, ASC provides Community Advocacy service for people of any age in Cardiff & Vale UHB and Swansea Bay UHB areas.

Psychiatric inpatients requiring advocacy around housing/ domestic arrangements as long as this work does not conflict with the statutory IMHA service that operates in the area.

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For all Community referrals (including self-referrals) phone 029 2054 0444. Or download the form below and return it to us by fax on 029 2073 5620 or email

Please note: People referring themselves for Community Advocacy will be asked to nominate a Health or Social Care Professional who they are happy for us to approach as part of the Lone Working Risk Assessment process.

This does not presume that individuals will pose a risk to our advocates and it does not affect a persons’ eligibility for the service.

Please download our flowchart for more information about this.


Patient Stories

We have supported many clients with Community Advocacy. Here are some case studies to illustrate the type of work that we do; these are anonymised as appropriate.


Not sure which service is right for you?

Our Referral Pathway flowchart will help.

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Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC)

Head Office:
Charterhouse 1, Links Business Park, Fortran Road
St Mellons, Cardiff

Singleton House, Charter Court, Phoenix Way
Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea

Tel : 029 2054 0444
Fax : 029 2073 5620