Self Advocacy Skills – information and links

Our Argyll and Bute team received funding from the Coop Local Community Fund last year to provide Self Advocacy Skills training to local high schools in Mid Argyll. Unfortunately due to Covid, this had to be postponed until it was safe to re-enter the schools.


Ann and Ailsa, advocates in Mid Argyll, have been working on this and are pleased to be able to provide training to a number of high school students at Tarbert Academy in June 2021.

Self advocacy skills are so important in all areas of life, which is why LAAS decided to apply for funding to give the High School students this opportunity.

What is Self Advocacy?

Self Advocacy is

  • learning how to speak up for yourself,
  • making your own decisions about your own life,
  • learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you,
  • finding out who will support you in your journey,
  • knowing your rights and responsibilities,
  • problem solving,
  • listening.

Useful Links:

Please note these links will take you to external websites and we are not responsible for their content.

Cool to talk: A safe space for young people age 12 and over living in Tayside, The Western Isles, Dumfries and Galloway and Argyll and Bute


Mind:   Providing information and support
Mind website


Young Minds: We’re the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
Young Minds website

Shelter Scotland: We strive every day to give people struggling with bad housing or homelessness the help they need, through our advice, support and legal services.
Scotland Shelter website


Waverley Care
: Positive about HIV, Hep C and sexual health in Scotland
Waverly Care website


Dochas Centre Lochgilphead: Supporting Unpaid Carers: Mid Argyll, Kintyre and the Isles.
Dochas Centre website


LGBT Youth Scotland: Making Scotland the best place to grow up LGBTI young people.
LGBT Youth website



Police Scotland: Police Scotland website


Woman’s Aid: At Argyll & Bute Women’s Aid we provide free and confidential support to women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse.
Argyll Women’s Aid website