LGBTQI+ Collective Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Adults aged 18 years old and over, who identifies with an LGBTQI+ identity and who has personal experience of living with a mental health difficulty

Description

This group is for people who have lived experience of mental health difficulties and who identify as LGBTQI+. This group is facilitated by a Collective Advocacy worker but the agenda and actions of the group are participant-led.

Research has shown that many LGBTQI+ people struggle with their mental health and have additional barriers to accessing services and support. Collective Advocacy provides a space for people from these communities to come together and talk about their experiences in order to take action to improve services, dismantle stigma and raise awareness.

This group will help to raise the voices of LGBTQI+ people when talking about their experiences of living with mental health difficulties, provide a safe space to meet like-minded people and share ideas.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

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

Contact Details

Old Stables, Eskmills Park, Musselburgh , EH21 7PQ

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Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Anxiety
Complex needs
Eating disorders
Isolation
Loneliness
Long term conditions/disabilities
Self confidence
Self harm
Stress
Trauma

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