Collective Advocacy Participant ‘Much More than a Label’ (Personality Disorder Project) Volunteer

  • VO70596


Description

Would you like to raise awareness of Personality Disorder, campaign for change, improvements in services and fight against stigma? ‘Much More than a label ‘Collective Advocacy project are looking for people who identify with having lived experience of Personality Disorders to join this exciting, active and innovative project.
The aim of the project is for people who have been given a diagnosis of a personality disorder or had experiences that they feel fit with a personality disorder diagnosis 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
Individuals can get involved in a way which suits them. Activities and achievements of the group so far have included: developing and delivering experience led training; creating films based around experiences of living with Personality Disorder; organising various awareness events, creating leaflets and resource packs based on peoples’ lived experience, responding to and creating consultations and attending and delivering presentations at conferences.
(Collective advocacy is where a group of people who are all facing a common problem and have had similar experiences get together to work on specific issues and have their voices heard. The group as a whole may campaign on an issue that affects them. A collective voice can be stronger than that of an individual, as groups are more difficult to ignore.)

Organisation aims and objectives

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people with mental health issues, led by people with mental health issues.

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Variable, average approx. 2 hours/month

Restrictions

Experience required: All you need is lived experience of living with Borderline Personality Disorder and a willingness to use this experience to raise awareness and campaign for change, as part of a collective advocacy project. A willingness to work as part of a team and to respect the values and beliefs of others are also important. Facilitation will be provided by a CAPS development worker.
Travel details: Volunteering will mainly take place in Edinburgh and occasionally various locations across the Lothians accessible by public transport
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses reimbursed
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers will be invited to participate in CAPS/LEARN projects / courses
Training details: Individuals can get involved in a level to suit their own needs and commitments and participants will be offered the opportunity to attend training workshops .
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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