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.

Current opportunities

CAPS are looking for a friendly and approachable individual to provide information on Advocacy Services You will be offered the opportunity to promote CAPS Independent advocacy at events throughout the Lothians . CAPS also have an Infromation stall at the Information station Walpole Hall. The Information Station is a one stop shop acting as a source of support, information and sign posting

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.

CAPS are looking for people willing to use personal experiences of Psychosis to work as part of a Collective Advocacy Project , to raise awareness, challenge stigma and promote changes in attitudes and services