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Education as Advocacy

free mental health, recovery and advocacy training to anyone who lives or works in Edinburgh and the Lothians. 

All our training is developed and delivered by experienced facilitators who all have their own experience of mental health issues.

To apply for courses…see instructions at foot of page.




A 2-day, interactive course promoting a positive attitude towards people who may attract a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.


Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August 2018

10:00 – 16:00 hrs

LEARN, Floor K, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR 


See instructions at foot of page for how to register your interest and to learn more about our facilities.



An afternoon session to learn about the many different eating disorder diagnoses from people who share their stories of living with these experiences.

Tuesday 24 July 2018

13:00 – 17:00 hrs

LEARN, Floor K, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DR 

See instructions at foot of page for how to register your interest and to learn more about our facilities.



Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a programme of self-exploration that can help you take control of your own mental health and recovery. 

Our workshops are based on the model developed under copyright in the USA by Mary Ellen Copeland.Scottish Recovery Network Quality Accredited Facilitator 2017

Fiona and Andrew are Scottish Recovery Network Quality Accredited WRAP Facilitators and will support you in developing your own plan.

WRAP recognises that you are the expert in your own experience and there are no limits to recovery. It is based on 5 key concepts: hope, personal responsibility, support, self advocacy and education.

Next course will be held: TO BE ANNOUNCED

See instructions at foot of page for how to register your interest and to learn more about our facilities.


People Make Changes 


An exciting, brand new, 2-day course


How have understandings of mental health issues changed?

  • How have these changes come about?
  • What will the future bring?
  • What part can you play?

Over 2 days, we will look at the past, present and future of mental health issues, services and policies since the founding of the NHS.

We will draw on the rich history of collective advocacy in Lothian to learn from the past and look forward to the future.

Bring your curiosity, your experience and knowledge to share and learn.

Leave with a richer understanding of the parts we all can play to make better mental health a reality for us all.


NO COURSE DATES AT PRESENT…Subscribe to our mailing list (see foot of page) to receive news of future courses as soon as we publish it.


To register your interest in a course, please get in touch with Julie or Anne on or 0791 002 1537



The details we need to know are your:

  • Forename and Surname
  • E Mail address (preferred) and/or telephone number (one on which you could hear from us at short-notice)
  • Area in which you live/work (e.g. Edinburgh/Midlothian/East Lothian/West Lothian)
  • Whether the application is for work or personal reasons


  • Please Note:  Regrettably, we can’t always give places to everyone who registers an interest.  We’d love to accommodate everyone but we have limited room. Don’t let this put you off though.
    We would contact you, about a fortnight prior to a course start date, to let you know whether or not you’ve been given a place.  We operate a waiting-list system. Very often, a cancelled place can become available at short notice, so it’s often worth being on the waiting list if your request hasn’t been successful at first.


  • Please let us know if you have an access needs.
  • All our venues are wheelchair accessible.
  • We provide tea and coffee and all our sessions have regular breaks.
  • Parking is very difficult in the area so you are strongly encouraged to use public transport if possible.
  • Our minimum number of participants for each course is 6. If we are unable to meet this minimum we may have to cancel – we will let you know as soon as possible.
  • If you can’t make it to a session or course, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer a place to someone on the waiting list.



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Privacy notice 

We need your information so we can keep you up-to-date about LEARN opportunities, events and training. We’ll record your name, e-mail address and the local authority where you live or work. We’ll only use your information with your consent and your information will only be seen by people who need to see it as part of their work.

However, we may sometimes have to pass on information if we believe you or another person might be at risk – for more information about this, please ask one of the LEARN staff for a copy of our Confidentiality Policy.

We’ll keep your information and evidence of your consent for as long as you are interested in LEARN – we’ll check every two years to see if this is the case.

 You have the following rights about your information:

– the right to withdraw consent at any time;

– the right of access – e.g. to ask for a copy;

– the right to rectification – e.g. to ask us to correct mistakes;

– the right to erasure – e.g. to ask us to remove you from our contacts list;

– the right to restrict processing – e.g. to ask us to stop using it for a period of time if you think we are doing something wrong;

– the right to object to processing – e.g. to ask us to stop sending you e-mails;

– the right to raise concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you think we are doing something wrong. ICO website:  

You can speak to one of the LEARN staff about any of these rights, or for more details about how we manage information, please ask for a copy of our Data Protection policy.


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