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The UK Advocacy Network (UKAN)

Welcome to UKAN, the user controlled national federation of advocacy projects, patients' councils, user forums and self-help and support groups working in the field of mental health.

Members and Friends:  Keep in touch! Join our message forum! Ask others about your concerns, or broadcast news items!


UK Advocacy Network is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England number 3796174. Registered office: 14 - 18 West Bar Green, Sheffield, S1 2DA. Registered as a Charity No. 1077676.

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The Advocate Winter 2009

'Hearing Voices' UK National Tour (April - May 2010) by Clare Summerskill and the  Artemis theatre company. This is Clare's personal account of life on an NHS ward, combined with testimonies from other mental health service users

Asylum Associates presents 'Raising Our Voices, Speaking Our Truth', the 2nd World Hearing Voices Congress and Festival, 3rd and 4th November 2010

The Advocate Spring 2009

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Review of "Greater Goings On..." and how to order a copy

Terry Simpson, UKAN chair, argues that, in mental health at least, advocacy and involvement are weakened by separation from the social movement they grew out of. Read more

"A brilliant portrait of life on acute psychiatric wards ..." Special UKAN edition CD of slide shows by artist  Andrew Voyce