CAPS Independent Advocacy

Charity registered in Scotland SC021772

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.

Current opportunities

Working as part of a collective advocacy team to raise awareness and speak about your own experiences of eating disorders. The role involves working with the collective advocacy development worker to deliver a lived experience workshop and facilitate a group discussion in various community settings throughout the Lothians including: universities, health etc. The role requires someone who is willing to share personal lived experience of an eating disorder of any kind, in order to educate and raise awareness around eating disorders; willingness to talk about and share experiences of eating disorders in various community settings including: universities, public events etc. Currently the group is also working on research and input into a new book around overcoming binge eating disorder.

CAPS provides Individual Advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian and runs several experience-led Collective Advocacy projects across Lothian. You will receive induction, training, guidance and support from CAPS staff. More information is contained within the Management Committee volunteer role description available online at Please contact Jane Crawford, CEO on 0131 273 5116, or by email: for an informal chat. Management Committee members must not be disqualified from acting as a charity trustee. This role is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme membership. CAPS is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Scottish Charity number SC021772.