Mental Health Advocacy Project

WL MhapThe Mental Health Advocacy Project (West Lothian) is an independent advocacy provider. MHAP provides both individual advocacy and collective advocacy.

They provide a mental health advocacy service for people in hospital, for those living in the community and for residents in HMP Addiewell.

Advocates help by speaking and communicating on behalf of people who experience mental health issues in a range of hospital and community settings on an individual and collective basis.

Individual Advocacy can help people to speak to professionals such as doctors, nurses, lawyers, social workers, employers etc. Advocates can also provide support in meetings and help with written communication
MHAP can help people with;

  • The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.
  • The Adult with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
  • The Adult Support &Protection Act (Scotland) 2007
  • Care and Treatment issues
  • Benefits and Finance issues
  • Housing issues
  • Family issues
  • Employment issues
  • Criminal issues

Collective Advocacy services help people to join together to discuss issues and to take issues forward to influence change.

MHAP coordinate and support The West Lothian Service Users Forum, and The West Lothian Representatives Group.



Address: Mental Health Advocacy Project (West Lothian)Mental Health Resource CentreStrathbrock Partnership Centre189a West Main StreetBroxburnWest Lothian
Post Code: EH52 5LH
Telephone Number: 01506 857230
Email Address:


Opening Hours

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm


Eligibility and Referral

Anyone who has or has had a mental health problem and who lives or is receiving treatment for mental health problems in West Lothian.

Accepts either self-referral or direct referral but is by appointment only