Advocacy France in a few lines?
Advocacy-France was founded in 1996 to help and campaign for people who are released from psychiatric hospitals, but who are still excluded from society.
Our founders were well aware that people with mental health problems were often left on their own with their difficulties, and all-to-often lost the ability to exercise their rights as full citizens.
We take action on behalf of, and act as a spokespersons for, (ex)users of mental health services. This includes campaigning against stigmatisation and for “social inclusion” for all, undertaking training and research, and assisting people to become aware of, and access, their rights as full citizens.
In short, Advocacy-France is a non-discriminatory, citizen-based organisation for people who have, or who are perceived to have, difficulties with their mental health. Our “raison d’être” can be summed up as: “When persons not used to talking are heard by those persons who are not used to listening, great things can happen.”