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What is Independent Advocacy

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.

The group have, in the past, been involved in consulting on the redesign of the new Rivers Centre – Lothian’s centre for complex trauma and Scotland’s ACE aware agenda.

The group have designed a lived experience workshop looking at the reality of living with experiences of Trauma. They are in the process of making a lived experience short film.

We are currently looking for more people to join our project!

View the report produced on the Rivers Trauma Service Redesign

For more information or to get involved, contact  Ele  on 0131 273 5116 or e-mail

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