Volunteer for Eating Disorder Collective Advocacy Project

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Working as part of a collective advocacy team to raise awareness and speak about own experiences of eating disorders. The role involves working with the Collective advocacy development worker to show a collective advoacy film and facilitate a group discussion in various community settings throughout the Lothians including: schools , universities , health etc. As all of the workshops take place during the day the volunteer would need to be available during the day. The role requires someone who is able to relate to other young people and is willing to share personal lived experience of an eating disorder of any kind , in order to educate and raise awareness around eating disorders amongst other young people ; willingness to talk about and share experiences of eating disorders with other young people in group situations in various community settings including : schools , universities ,public events etc.
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.










Would require a commitment of 1 hour per week, this opportunity takes place on a Mon - Fri in the morning and afternoon.


A young person with lived experience of an eating disorder of any kind. Willingness to share experience with other young people in a group setting, good communication skills, the ability to listen and respond to others.
Experience required: The person must have lived experience of an eating disorder.
Travel details: EH21 7PQ however workshops take place throughout the Lothians
Minimum age: 16
Maximum age: 26


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: travel and lunch expenses are provided and are reimbursed immediately on receipt/by prior arrangement
Training details: Induction will be provided in the first two weeks of volunteering , regular mentoring sessions will be provided and training as required/agreed
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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