Experiences of Trauma

Experiences of Trauma 

Do you have experience of trauma? 

Do you want to: 

Have your say about information and services for people who have experienced trauma? 

Try to make changes in the way you are treated or the services that you receive? 

Then get in touch and get involved in this collective advocacy project! 

What Does the Project Do? 

The aim of the project is for people who have experienced trauma to come together, have a collective voice and create change. 

The group decides what it wants to do (it is experience-led) and has a CAPS staff member to enable/facilitate its decisions. 

For example: 

  • last year the group was involved in consulting on the redesign of the new Rivers Centre – Lothian’s centre for complex trauma. The steering group designed an online consultation and attended strategy meetings to feed in people’s thoughts on what is important in the design of a service like Rivers. 

 This year the group has been focussing on Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACE’s. They have attended conferences, and are designing lived experience information sessions. 

For more information or to get involved, contact Ele on 0131 273 5116 or e-mail ele@capsadvocacy.org 

 You can view the report produced with the results of the consultation on the Rivers Centre Redesign on our publications page 


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