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Community Support Network South London

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Community Support Network South London (CSN) was formed in 1993, by a group of mental health service users in Lambeth, South London.

In 1996, it obtained funding for an advocate, who worked 28 hours a week at the local psychiatric hospitals. Now it provides in-patient, community and forensic (for those who have committed crime in addition to having mental health problems). advocacy services.  Advocacy exists to empower and enable service users to have more say in their treatment and care and to exercise their rights.

CSN’s funding requires that we work solely with those with a diagnosis or pre-diagnosis of mental illness. For further information about the different services, please contact the relevant workers.

CSN is a membership organisation and is keen to involve community members, particularly those with experience of mental health problems/distress and those from black and minority ethnic communities and women on its Management Committee. If you are interested, either in becoming a member of CSN, or in joining the Committee then get in touch.

Click here to view the contact details of the various advocates and the organisations they are involved with.

 

Address:
336 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 7AA
Telephone:
020 7274 4490
Fax:
0207 733 0166
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Who is it for:
People with mental health problems resident in the London Borough of Lambeth
Languages:
Interpreters available on request
Disabled access:
Yes
Childcare:
No.
Charges:
None
How to apply:
Phone, fax email or write.
Buses:
3, 59, 133, 159, 415
Train/tube:
Brixton (Underground and Overground)
Parking:
Limited: if blue badge holder
Sector:
Voluntary

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Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable older people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice