CAPS Lothian Wide Projects

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

CAPS provides individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. CAPS also host several experience-led projects across Lothian. These include:

Experiences of Psychosis is for people who have experienced psychosis to come together, have a collective voice and create change. The group decides what it wants to do (it is experience-led) and has a CAPS staff member to enable/facilitate its decisions.

LEARN is Lothian Education and Recovery Network. It offers free learning opportunities such as WRAP courses. The courses are recovery-focussed and experience-led. LEARN aims to work together with people who use and work in mental health services.

Lothian Voices gathers views and opinions from across Lothian about the Lothian Mental Health Strategy “A Sense of Belonging.” Lothian Voices facilitates these views to be included in the strategic decision making process.

Much More Than a Label Personality Disorder Project aims to promote better understanding and information about this diagnosis. It is for people with a personality disorder diagnosis, or have had experiences they they feel they fit the diagnosis, to come together in a collective voice and create change.

Oor Mad History is an innovative community history project. It aims to reclaim and promote the history of activism and collective advocacy by people with mental health issues. The project uses community history and the arts as a way to have a stronger voice about mental health and the mental health system, build community, challenge assumptions about people who use mental health services and tackle discrimination.

Seen But Not Heard aims to highlight the impact eating disorders have on people’s lives. The project has created a film and arranges screenings, facilitates discussions and relates personal experiences directly to audiences.

The Voice of Advocacy is open to anyone in Lothian who has experience of using independent advocacy regardless of what this issue was or which independent advocacy service or group has provided the advocacy.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

Old Stables
Eskmill Park, Station Road
Musselburgh
EH21 7PQ

Office Hours

9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 237 5116
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.capsadvocacy.org

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 237 5116
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.capsadvocacy.org

Office Hours

9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday

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