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Advocacy is a positive way to put peer support into action. It’s about deciding what changes are required to attain personal, client and system goals, and communicating effectively with the right people to make this happen. Working together to solve a common problem helps build connections among people and improves their confidence in their ability to make their lives better. By taking action together, people move away from feeling helpless as they recognize the possibilities for making positive change together. Even when advocacy doesn’t result in all the changes people want, they develop a sense of strength and purpose that can make them feel empowered and hopeful about the future.