Lothian Voices

Lothian Voices is a project bringing people together from across Lothian to ensure that their voices are heard at a decision making level about mental health services.

Every year Lothian Voices organises the People’s Conference with support from CAPS.


OUR LOCKDOWN EXPERIENCE  – ‘Virtually’ the People’s Conference 2020

31st of July 2020 on ZOOM from 1.15pm to 4.45pm. Flipchart with 6 symbols lectern, hands clapping, an emoticon with a mask, toilet paper, a cartoon of a bear bottle watching tv and a stickfigure swearing at the computer. -

The People’s Conference is an annual event organised by the Lothian Voices Collective Advocacy group for people with lived experience of mental health issues who live in the NHS Lothian area. This year, we will be discussing our experiences of lockdown and Covid-19.

As usual, the People’s Conference will have lots of discussion and and  interactive activities to join in with, even though we will be online. We will  discuss a variety of topics about our experiences of lock down and Covid-19, such as access to services, motivation, isolation, and look at some of the things that have been done that have kept us connected.

If you would like to attend please get in contact with Ele on 07948 740 158 or ele@capsadvocacy.org to register a place by the 15th of July.

We will be sending out resource packs to anyone who would like to come along, with some useful items for the day as well as a few goodies!

Previous People’s Conferences 

Since the start of Lothian Voices the project has organised 6 People’s Conferences on different topics important to people.

You can read all our People’s Conferences on the publications page of the website, and view the People Make Change video that was produced from last year’s conference.  

If you would like to find out more about Lothian Voices and the work they do or you would like to be involved in the project, please contact Ele on 0131 273 5116 or ele@capsadvocacy.org 

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