VITAL (formerly known as Bradford & Airedale Mental Health Advocacy - BAMHAG) is one of the oldest Expert by Experience providers of Advocacy in the United Kingdom. VITAL is a charity and membership organisation, set up in 1989 by service users who, tired of others making assumptions about their capabilities and views, wanted equal access to information and a voice of their own. Reflecting our origins, the majority of our staff, volunteers and Trustees are largely drawn from people who have used our services.
Advocacy is about helping people to speak up for themselves particularly in dealings with professionals where mental health and disability act as a barrier to being heard. Advocacy is a powerful tool in helping to redress power imbalance and empowers people who are often disempowered by supporting or acting as their voice.                                                       
If you would like to find out more about Advocacy and how it can help, please click here
Our services will remain open during the national lockdown, so if you do need our help, please contact us at [email protected] or call us on 01274 770118