The role involves using personal experiences of living with Psychosis as part of CAPS collective advocacy group (Experiences of Psychosis); to raise awareness of Psychosis, promote understanding, fight against stigma and campaign for change. The group have made films, produced a training workshop, attended conferences & are working on awareness raising around psychosis in the local community and beyond.
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.
You will need good communication skills, lived experience of living with Psychosis, & be willing to share experiences with people from different backgrounds. A sense of commitment & willingness to travel locally are important.
CAPS have a dedicated volunteer coordinator to provide training & mentoring for volunteers.
EH3 9DR and various locations across the Lothians
Out of pocket expenses reimbursed (travel)enquire