CAPS is getting ready to organise the annual People’s Conference, bringing together people with experience of Mental Health issues from across Edinburgh and the Lothians to discuss a topic that is important to them and look at how things could be better.

The People’s Conference is exclusively for people with experience of Mental Health issues. For the past three years CAPS have facilitated a steering group of people to come together to organise the conference.

As well as asking people if they want to be involved in organising the conference, CAPS are also asking people what they would like to see as the topic for this year’s conference.

Previous topics have included ‘All of me’, which looked at how services should take a more holistic approach to people, and last year the topic was ‘Dear Doctor’ which looked at the issues people had around accessing their GP’s and primary healthcare providers.

Welfare Reform including the introduction of Universal Credit, has been mentioned as something people would like to talk more about. Do you think this would be a good topic for this year’s conference? Do you have any other ideas for topics? Is there something that you think is particularly relevant at the moment?

If you would like to be involved in the People’s Conference steering group, or you would like to talk about the topic of the conference please get in touch with Ele Davidson or Victoria Jackson on 0131 273 5116 or email [email protected] or [email protected]