CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several experience-led projects across Lothian.

Individual Advocacy

Find out more about Individual Advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian.

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Collective Advocacy

Find out more about Collective Advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian

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Lothian-wide Projects

Find out more about our Lothian-wide collective advocacy projects

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Coronavirus – latest service updates

The Individual Advocacy staff for East Lothian and Midlothian are working from home and regularly checking telephone messages so please get in touch with us on 0131 273 5118 if you need advocacy support. While we are unable to attend appointments face to face at the moment, we can arrange a telephone appointment with you and will try to assist you remotely as much as possible.

Collective advocacy

We are holding collective advocacy meetings online now.  You can get in touch with the collective advocacy workers directly on


All LEARN courses have been cancelled. You can get in touch with us by email 


General advice

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. 
  • Catch any coughs or sneezes in a paper hanky and dispose of it in a bin immediately.
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands.
  • Keep in touch with the advice being provided by the NHS on

We will update this page as things change. Take care. 



RECRUITMENT: March 2020 We are recruiting a new Collective Advocacy Worker and 2 new Children & Young People’s Individual Advocacy Workers – please see Paid Posts for details

EVALUATION of Collective Advocacy groups: March 2020 See News & Events page for details.

News & Events

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CAPS Independent Advocacy is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Scottish Charity number: SC021772

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