Advocacy - Eating Disorders

  • VO71209


Description

This role involves using your own lived experiences of eating disorders in a positive way to raise awareness, fight against stigma and campaign for change. Working as a team, 'Seen but not Heard' eating disorders collective advocacy have developed training around eating disorders, two films, awareness events, attended conferences, responded to/developed consultations and have produced leaflets and resource packs.

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.

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Around 3 hours a month, flexible.

Restrictions

Experience required: You will need lived experience of living with an eating disorder and be willing to draw on experiences to work as part of a collective advocacy group. Meetings take place every 4 to 6 weeks to suit participants availability.
Travel details: Various locations around Edinburgh and the Lothians
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses provided.
Training details: CAPS have a dedicated volunteer co-ordinator to provide training and mentoring for volunteers.

Last updated 2 months ago

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