Empowerment Matters have been delivering training on Advocacy, the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and Mental Health Act (1983) for several years with particular experience in the advocacy sector.   We  also deliver training on the Care Act (2014) and its practical application.

Our training can be tailored to the particular sector you work in and will enable participants to understand and apply the day to day working experience of Acts and relevant local policies and procedures within your day to day work.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and aim to keep our price for training as low as we can. Please contact us for a quote.

Litigation Friend Workshops

These have now come to an end but if you would like us to do some training in-house, please contact us.

We can also offer a range of courses or workshops on:

  • Mental Capacity Act (2005)
  • The Care Act (2014)
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • MCA and the interface with the Mental Health Act
  • Advocacy
  • Safeguarding
  • IMCA professional development
  • IMHA professional development
  • Non-instructed advocacy

Tailor made to suit your individual needs, to assist you to apply relevant legislation and offer guidance and information to enable you to support the individuals you work with.

We are also able to provide training/awareness raising workshops for family and friends of people affected by the Mental Capacity Act to assist you to understand and know what you and your family member’s rights are and how to apply this on a day to day basis.  The Mental Capacity is a vital and empowering piece of legislation and can be a valuable tool for you to use in order to plan your own care and support for the future.

Our training can be adapted for a wide range of audiences including:

Social and public sector workers:

  • care home staff
  • police
  • social work departments

NHS departments:

  • ICU
  • acute medicine
  • emergency department
  • general medical
  • neuro or stroke rehab

Frontline health staff:

  • paramedics
  • GPs

Voluntary and third sector:

  • advocacy providers
  • community groups
  • social enterprises


“I attended your Independent Mental Health Advocacy training in Manchester …… You were excellent! MH advocacy needs more people like you”

“Many thanks for the excellent training session yesterday…. You left us with some food for thought, some actions and some good tools”

“Very informative and useful”

“Kept me engaged throughout”

“Excellent session, thanks Sue!”

“A very thought-provoking and well-planned course”.


Please contact us for further information and pricing.  Please note we may be able to offer free training and/or workshops.