CAPS Independent Advocacy provides independent individual advocacy to:

  • people aged between 16-65 and resident in East Lothian or Midlothian, (whether in the community or in a hospital), who need support to have their voice heard due to mental health issues or drug or alcohol use;
  •  children and young people aged 5-18 who live in East Lothian or Midlothian and are being supported by the Children’s Hearings System;
  • children and young people aged 5-18 with experience of eating disorder;
  • people aged 16-65 experiencing an eating disorder who live anywhere in Lothian;
  • and people aged 16-65 who identify as LGBTQIA+ who live in Midlothian and East Lothian.

CAPS provides independent collective advocacy to people with experience of mental health issues across Lothian:

  • Lothian collective advocacy groups include: Eating Disorders; Personality Disorder; Psychosis; Trauma; Oor Mad History; Arts as Advocacy and the Peer Forum;
  • Two experience-led projects in Edinburgh only, one for people from ethnic minority backgrounds and one for LGBTQI+ people;
  • Collective advocacy to military veterans anywhere in Scotland;
  • Drug and alcohol collective advocacy to residents of East Lothian who are aged between 18 and 65.

Additional info:

• One to one and collective advocacy for people aged 18-65 with mental health issues.
• One to one advocacy for people aged 18-65 with drug or alcohol use.
• One to one advocacy for children and young people 5-18 who are being supported by the Children’s Hearings System.
• Collective advocacy to people with experience of mental health issues across Lothian.
• Collective advocacy to people with experience of all kinds of eating disorders, who live in Lothian.
• Collective Advocacy for People from Ethnic Minority Backgrounds in Edinburgh.
• Collective advocacy for LGBTQIA+ people in Edinburgh.

Organisation details:

Phone: 0131 273 5116
Charity No: SC021772
SIAA Member: Yes

Old StablesEskmills ParkMusselburghEast LothianEH21 7PQ

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