Experience of Trauma Collective Advocacy Group (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Provided by: CAPS Independent Advocacy

Who is this for?

  • Adults aged 18 – 65 years old.


The aim of the project is for people who have experienced trauma to come together, have a collective voice and create change.

The group decides what it wants to do (it is experience-led) and has a CAPS staff member who would try to enable/facilitate its decisions.

The group have, in the past, been involved in consulting on the redesign of the new Rivers Centre – Lothian’s centre for complex trauma and Scotland’s ACE aware agenda.

The group have also designed a lived experience workshop looking at the reality of living with experiences of Trauma.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral

Is there a cost?


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.

Contact Details

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

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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:

Complex needs
Eating disorders
Long term conditions/disabilities
Self confidence
Self harm

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