Getting the right support isn’t always easy, especially when problems are affecting your mental health.

It’s not always clear where to go for help.   

Advocacy for All is an easy first step to getting the support you need.  

We care about what’s right for you. Let us help you figure it out, whatever it is.  

What is advocacy? 

Advocacy is helping someone find their voice so they can get the support they need.  

Our advocates will 

  • listen to your story and give you all the time you need to tell it
  • work with you to think things through and support you to make decisions
  • help you get the practical help you need – linking you to local support systems that help you thrive

Issues we can help with 

Advocacy for All is a free service. We’ll try to help with whatever you’re going through.  

We’ve already helped more than 500 people to work out issues around: 

  • Mental health, counselling and medication
  • Housing, money and benefits
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Feelings of sadness and grief
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Relationships and identity
  • Work, education and training
  • Addictive behaviour like using drugs, alcohol or gambling

You can contact us about something you’re going through or because you’re worried about someone else. 

Contacting Advocacy for All 

You can use Advocacy for All if you’re over 18 and live in Northern Ireland. To get in touch: 

Our phonelines and webchat are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.  

Northern Trust

Charly McIlroy:

Western Trust
Southern Trust
South Eastern Trust
Belfast Trust
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As part of our Advocacy for All service, we are offering FREE training opportunities as part of our Advocacy for All service – Understanding the principles of self-advocacy – OCN award Level Two.

For more information click here or email the team at


This project is funded by the Department of Health’s Mental Health Support fund administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.