In the Republic of Ireland the Irish Advocacy Network provides a Peer Advocacy Service in the following counties:

  • Cavan

  • Roscommon

  • Clare

  • Dublin

  • Monaghan

  • Longford

  • Westmeath

  • Wicklow

  • Wexford

  • Kildare

  • Galway

  • Limerick

  • Meath

  • Offaly

  • Waterford

  • Laois

  • Sligo

  • Cork

  • Carlow

  • South Tipperary

  • North Tipperary

  • Leitrim

  • Kerry

  • Kilkenny

In Northern Ireland the Irish Advocacy Network provides a Peer Advocacy Service in the following regions:

Belfast Trust

The Irish Advocacy Network provides a Peer Advocacy Service 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday

We operate a self-referral system so please call our office on 01-872 8684 (ROI) or
028 907 98849 (NI) if you would like to use our peer advocacy service.

Irish Advocacy Network’s Strategic plan


The three training manuals you find here, Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 have been developed in response to growing requests to support and enable service user and family member/carer involvement in the development of local mental health services.

We encourage you to read Document No. 1 i.e. 3-Phase Introduction & Acknowledgement in order to obtain an overall understanding of the training. Irish Advocacy Network is in the process of designing more print-friendly/user-friendly versions of the manuals which will replace the attached pdfs in due course.

We acknowledge that not every session will be appropriate to each Consumer Panel (and indeed any peer led representative group or partnership venture) that decides to use the training. Groups are at liberty to use any of the training sessions, picking and choosing which bits they would like to use. Though the training has a particular focus on groups that are being newly established, some of the content may also be useful to those whose existence has been long standing yet feel they have identified a skills or knowledge gap or would benefit from skills or knowledge enhancement of what they already have.

In essence, the training can be delivered as a whole or alternatively groups are at liberty to choose which parts of the manual they think applicable and relevant to their needs. We hope you find the documents useful