CAPS Independent Advocacy
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.
The role involves using personal experiences of living with a Personality disorder as part of CAPS collective advocacy group (Much More Than A Label); to raise awareness of PD, promote understanding, fight against stigma and campaign for change. The group have made films, produced a resource pack & training workshop, attended conferences & are working on awareness raising around personality disorders.
The role involves sharing personal experiences of living with Borderline Personality disorder with groups of participants & helping to facilitate training workshops, aimed at raising awareness of BPD. You will need good communication skills, lived experience of living with a Personality Disorder, & be willing to share experiences with people from different backgrounds. A sense of commitment & willingness to travel locally are important.
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.
The role involves using personal experiences of living with Psychosis as part of CAPS collective advocacy group (Experiences of Psychosis); to raise awareness of Psychosis, promote understanding, fight against stigma and campaign for change. The group have made films, produced a training workshop, attended conferences & are working on awareness raising around psychosis in the local community and beyond.