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Advocacy Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health

The role involves using personal experiences of living with a mental health issue as part of CAPS collective advocacy group; to campaign for change, raise awareness and promote understanding of the challenges and stigma faced as a member of an ethnic minority group when accessing mental health services. The group will create educational resources, deliver training workshops, attend conferences & other activities involved with raising awareness.

About CAPS Independent Advocacy

CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. We are completely independent from the people who fund us and those who provide other services to the people we work with. We provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. We also host several experience-led projects across Lothian.

Experience Required

You must be from an ethnic minority background and be living in Edinburgh. You will also need personal lived experience of living with a mental health issue (no formal diagnosis needed), and be willing to use your experience to work as part of a team to fight against stigma and campaign for change.

Training Details

CAPS have a dedicated volunteer coordinator to provide training & mentoring for volunteers.

Location/Travel Details

Online (on Zoom), EH3 9DR and various locations across the Lothians

Expenses

Out of pocket expenses reimbursed (travel)

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