Collective Advocacy – East Lothian

CAPS provides collective advocacy opportunities for people who live in East Lothian and who use, or have used, mental health services. The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2003 gives people the right to access Independent Advocacy.

Our purpose is to bring together groups of individuals with a common cause to raise awareness, campaign and influence service planning and provision. CAPS work with existing groups in East Lothian to talk about mental health services and other issues that are important to them.

If you, or a group you go to, would like to meet with someone from CAPS then you can contact our East Lothian collective advocacy worker, Ele, on 0131 273 5116, to arrange a meeting or to get more information. You can also email

If you would like mental health information related to East Lothian you can find it at East Space.

CAPS run a collective advocacy group in East Lothian – ‘East Lothian Voices’. This group is open to anyone who is living with mental health issues in East Lothian. If you would like to be a part of this group you can contact Ele on the above contact details.

You can find copies of the following reports that CAPS have produced relating to East Lothian work on the publications and reports page of our website:

‘Things to do, Places to go, People to see’

‘Out of hours crisis support.’

‘Social Security in Scotland – Scottish Government Consultation.’

‘Universal Credit – East Lothian.’

‘East Lothian Voices – MELA’




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