Collective Advocacy Group (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Who is this for?

  • Adults aged between 18 and 65 years old.
  • Collective Advocacy for people who have experience of mental
    health issues and live in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Who provides this?

  • CAPS Independent Advocacy


Lothian Voices is a Collective Advocacy project bringing together people with lived experience of mental health issues from across Lothian. The group ensures that decision makers hear their views on mental health

What is collective advocacy? Collective Advocacy creates space for people to get together, express views and consider ways to make change. People unite to campaign and have an influence on topics that affect their everyday lives.

Lothian Voices also organises the People’s Conference – an annual event for people with mental health issues to come together and discuss things that are important to them. It offers opportunities to connect with likeminded people, discuss what is affecting peoples lives, and how the group might
change things for the better.

The group is also currently part of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross Party Parliamentary Group on Mental Health. We also regularly respond to relevant mental health consultations as a group.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking
  • Wheelchair access

Bus routes:

  • Lochend Road – 21, 25,
  • Easter road – 1, 35,
  • Abbeyhill – 26, 44, 5 19, 34,

Opening times

Meetings are arranged to suit the needs of the group. Weekdays only.

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

CAPS Independent Advocacy
Norton Park Centre, 57 Albion Rd, Edinburgh , EH7 5QY

Social media:


CAPS Lothian Voices
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Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

General wellbeing

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