Community History Project Participant

  • VO84157


Description

Oor Mad History is a community history project, led by people with their own personal lived experience of mental health, using oral history to record and promote the history of activism and collective advocacy by people with mental health issues. We have also developed a short course in “Mad People’s History and Identity” at Queen Margaret University. As a participant with us you will be able to get involved in all aspects of the project.

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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1 hr + Variable

Restrictions

Experience required: You will need personal lived experience of Mental Health , an interest in community History and Mental health & be willing to work as part of a team , value the opinions of others and communicate with people from different backgrounds. A sense of commitment & willingness to travel locally are important.
Travel details: EH3 9DR , online and various locations across the Lothians
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out of pocket expenses reimbursed (travel)
Training details: CAPS have a dedicated volunteer coordinator to provide training & mentoring for volunteers.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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