Peer Advocacy in Mental Health

Welcome to the Irish Advocacy Network’s website!

The Irish Advocacy Network is a peer-led, island-wide organisation which promotes equal citizenship to people with mental health difficulties through advocacy, information and support in partnership with other organisations.

 We provide peer advocacy, support and information to people with mental health difficulties
 We operate on an island-wide basis
 We are an independent mental health organisation
 Our staff have personal experience of mental health difficulties
 We promote recovery and self-advocacy
 We support people with mental health difficulties to speak up, speak out and take back and take control of their own lives
 Our services are free and confidential
 We operate a self-referral system

Vision statement

Working towards respect, recovery and equal citizenship for people with mental health difficulties


Living examples of recovery
Recognition of each individual situation
Equality and citizenship
Independent voice
Peer-to-peer relationships
Reduction of stigma