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What is Independent Advocacy

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation.

We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several experience-led projects across Lothian.

Collective advocacy

Find out more about CAPS’ Collective Advocacy in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Individual advocacy

Find out more about CAPS’ Individual Advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian.

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What’s on

We are currently looking for volunteers with lived experience of psychosis to join the Experiences of Psychosis Collective Advocacy group. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of psychosis and help people to understand what experiencing it is like. It’s a way to spend time working alongside people who have similar experiences and, as one […]

Our Annual Report is now published! 2021 has mostly happened on Zoom, as the grip of Covid-19 continues to restrict our movements, but not our enthusiasm! This is a memorable year for CAPS as we celebrate our 30th Birthday. Much has happened over the years since 1991 and there is lots to celebrate as our […]

The 9th Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition runs from 13th to 30th October 2021. It takes place at Summerhall in Edinburgh and also online. This year the exhibition presents 100 artworks made by people who have lived experience of mental health issues. The exhibition is organised by people who have lived experience of […]

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