CAPS – Individual Advocacy

CAPS Independent Advocacy support people who use or have used mental health services.

CAPS provides free, individual advocacy for people aged 18-65 years old in East Lothian and Midlothian who have experienced a mental health issue.  Advocacy can help with all sorts of issues relating to mental health, such as housing, employment, and services you use or would like to use.

CAPS Individual Advocacy can support people to make choices and access services, but advocates do not give advice or act as counsellors or befrienders.

Advocates can help you:

  • to have your say
  • to get the information you need to understand and make decisions
  • to challenge decisions you don’t agree with
  • in situations when you are vulnerable
  • to safeguard your rights
  • by supporting you to prepare for meetings
  • by going with you to appointments
  • by talking to you about what has been decided


Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Any adult aged 18 to 65 who is experiencing or has experienced mental health issues, living in Mid or East Lothian.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral


Contact Info. & Service Address

The Old Stables
Eskmills Park
Station Road
EH21 7PQ

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 273 5118
Email: [email protected]

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: CAPS Independent Advocacy

Type: Charity/Voluntary

CAPS Independent Advocacy provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS also host several experience-led projects across Lothian.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 273 5118
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

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