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What is Independent Advocacy

Collective advocacy East Lothian and Midlothian

About the project

CAPS provides collective advocacy opportunities for people who live in East Lothian or Midlothian 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 works with existing groups in East Lothian and Midlothian to talk about mental health services and other issues that are important to them.

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If you, or a group you go to, would like to meet with someone from CAPS then you can contact, to arrange a meeting or to get more information.

If you would like mental health information related to East Lothian you can find it at East Space and for Midlothian it’s Midspace.

CAPS runs a collective advocacy group in East Lothian and Midlothian This group is open to anyone who is living with mental health issues in East Lothian or Midlothian.


You can find copies of the reports that CAPS has produced relating to East Lothian and Midlothian work below.

For further information and to get involved contact

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