Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)


The IMHA service works to help individuals aged 18 over, who are subject to the Mental health Act. Advocates work to help individuals understand what is taking place, supporting them to exercise their rights and represent their views.

The Cheshire Advocacy Hub Advocacy works around the belief that equal opportunities should exist for everyone. Advocacy seeks to ensure that people, particularly the most vulnerable in society are able to:

• Express their views and concerns 
• Access information and services 
• Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities 
• Express options and choices. 
Our Advocacy services are free, confidential and independent. Our services are provided following a referral from a health or social worker professional, if deemed necessary, following an assessment of your needs. Cheshire Advocacy Hub provides the following advocacy services: 
• Independent Mental Health Advocacy 
• Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy, DOLS & paid RPR 
• Independent Advocacy under the Care Act 2014

Service Details

Sension House, Denton Drive, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7LU (directions displayed on map)
Age UK Cheshire
Service Type:
Age Range:
18 years and over
How is the service provided?:
  • Face to face
Accepted referral methods:
  • Via GP or Health Professional
  • Via Adult Social Care
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • All Areas of Cheshire East
Is a referral required?:
Communication aids and support available:
  • Large Print Material
  • Translated Material
  • Use of symbols/pictures
  • Makaton
Provides support to:
  • People with an autistic spectrum disorder
  • People with dementia
  • People with SEN/learning disabilities
  • People with mental health difficulties
  • Older people
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with sensory impairment
  • People with an acquired brain injury
Home visits available?:

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
Opening Times - Monday:
9am - 5pm
Opening Times - Tuesday:
9am - 5pm
Opening Times - Wednesday:
9am - 5pm
Opening Times - Thursday:
9am - 5pm
Opening Times - Friday:
9am - 5pm
Opening Times - Saturday:
Opening Times - Sunday:
Additional Opening Times:
Out of hours answerphone available

This page was last updated on 05 June 2019

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This page was last updated on 05 June 2019


Contact Details

Contact Name:
Triage Team
General contact details
03333 66 00 27