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Guide to Making Contact


There are several ways that you can make contact with an individual, service provider or organisation.

Everyone is individual, and with regards to self-advocacy there will be a wide variety of issues that people will advocate about. This means that there is no one "right" way of making contact with others, whether it be writing letters or speaking over the phone. The following links are meant to assist you in making contact in the best possible way; to ensure that you effectively communicate what you want to say, and give you the best possible chance of a positive result. Remember - this information is intended as a guide only.

Click on the desired link below to get started.

Guide to Letter Writing + Examples

Guide to Phone Calls

Guide to Emails

Guide to Meetings

Guide to Media


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Any examples from the following pages are also available on the 'Be Real' Downloads page.

If you already know how to make contact with an organisation but want to know who to contact, go to our Service Directory. If you would like to know how to plan your advocacy campaign, go to our Self-Advocacy Planner.

Can't find what you are looking for? Go to our feedback section if you have ideas of how we could better assist you.

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