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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News… Come along to the LEARN Open Afternoon on Thursday 22nd June…  read more

News… Sue and Shirley will be at the Asylum Conference in Manchester on 28 July, talking about the research on the Mad People’s History and Identity course we co-run with Queen Margaret University. 

News… Congratulations to Volunteer LEARN Educators Sue, Lauren and Gills on receiving their inspiring Volunteer Team Award from the Lord Provost of Edinburgh at the City Chambers. Find out more about volunteering with LEARN and CAPS here.

News… we are looking for art work for Out of Sight, Out of Mind, part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival in October… read more

News… Members of Lothian Voices presented the findings of the People’s Conference 2017 at Taking Stock on Thursday 25th May. Taking Stock is a annual event for NHS Lothian’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The People’s Conference in 2017 asked How can Health & Social Care Services help support my journey through the welfare system? We will be publishing a report very shortly. 
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CAPS Independent Advocacy is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Scottish Charity number: SC021772

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