Volunteer LEARN Trainer, Understanding Borderline Personality Disorders (Much More Than a Label)

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The role involves sharing your own experiences of living with Borderline Personality Disorder with groups of participants and helping to facilitate training workshops. You will need good communication skills, lived experience of BPD , and be willing to share personal experiences with people from a variety of different backgrounds. A strong sense of commitment and willingness to travel throughout the Lothians are also important.
CAPS /LEARN will provide training and mentoring for this role.

Due to Covid 19 CAPS we have had to alter the way we work. Groups and volunteer roles are currently taking place online until we can resume face to face meetings.

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 mental health related, experience-led projects across Lothian.










CAPS /LEARN will try to work around volunteers existing commitments and will agree time commitments to suit individual volunteers where possible.


Experience required: Personal experience of living with a Borderline Personality disorder and willingness to share experiences with groups of people in a workshop setting are essential. Good communication skills, willingness to work as a team and willingness to travel across the Lothians are also important. You will also need to be willing to work as part of a small team and a strong sense of commitment.
Travel details: Edinburgh City Centre and various locations across, accessible by bus/train.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: CAPS/LEARN have a dedicated volunteer coordinator to provide training and mentoring for all volunteer. Induction training for all volunteers is provided and all volunteers work alongside a paid development worker, who is able to provide day to day work related support for volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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