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Mental Health Advocacy – Minority Ethnic groups

Collective advocacy creates a safe space for people to get together, support each other to explore shared issues and to find common ground. Being involved in this Collective Advocacy group involves using your experiences of being from a minority ethnic background and living with a mental health issue to campaign and influence the agendas and decisions that shape and affect your life.

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

To join this group you must identify as being from a minority ethnic background, you must also identify with having lived experience of a mental health issue and be living in Edinburgh. Collective Advocacy involves sharing your own personal experiences if you are comfortable.

Training Details

CAPS can provide skills development for group members.

Flexibility & Commitment


No minimum time commitment

Location/Travel Details

Meetings take place in person or online.


No expenses.