Participant Peer Forum

  • VO89785


Description

This role involves using personal experience as a peer worker/volunteer to raise awareness/promote understanding about peer work. Previous discussions in the group have included pay and peer work, opportunities to progress in peer work, language in peer work and employer’s understanding of peer work. Currently the group is seeking to conduct peer research exploring people’s experiences as a peer worker and how this changes over time.

Organisation aims and objectives

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. We are completely independent from the people who fund us and those who provide other services to the people we work with. We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several experience-led projects across Lothian.

Availability

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2 hours every two weeks

Restrictions

Experience required: You will need personal experience of having worked/volunteered in a peer way (using your lived experience in an intentional way to help others) in Edinburgh and be willing to share experiences with people from different backgrounds.
Travel details: Currently group meetings take place via Zoom.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Training details: CAPS has a dedicated volunteer coordinator to provide training and mentoring for volunteers. A development worker will be present during the meetings to facilitate the discussions and assist with the projects.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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