Experience of Trauma Collective Advocacy Group (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Who is this for?

  • Adults aged between 18 and 65 years old

Who provides this?

  • CAPS Independent Advocacy


The aim of the project is for people who have experienced trauma 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 who would try to enable/facilitate its decisions.

The group have, in the past, been involved in consulting on the redesign of the new Rivers Centre – Lothian’s centre for complex trauma and Scotland’s ACE aware agenda.

The group have also designed a lived experience workshop looking at the reality of living with experiences of Trauma.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Service is appointment only
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking
  • Wheelchair access

Bus routes:

  • Lochend Road – 21, 25,
  • Easter road – 1, 35,
  • Abbeyhill – 26, 44, 5 19, 34,

Opening times

Meetings are arranged to suit the needs of the group.

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

CAPS Independent Advocacy
CAPS, Old Stables, Eskmills Park, Station Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7PQ

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Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities

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