An independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. Provide individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian. Also host several experience-led projects across Lothian.

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National source of information and support for carers. Visit the new UK PD Carers website. For regional information please visit the Regional Directory pages.

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Citizens Advice Scotland forms Scotland’s largest independent advice network. They can provide advice on many issues, including housing, benefits.

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Empathy in Mind is an Edinburgh carer-led Group which offers a safe and confidential space for any carer who may be experiencing the challenging behaviours associated with mental health difficulties.

The Group meets from 10:30 to 12:30, usually on the third Tuesday of the month.

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Advocacy services help give users and carers a voice within the NHS and local authority. Local authorities fund advocacy services in their area. To find an advocacy service, contact your local council or check its website. 

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Provide information, advice and support to anyone who cares for a relative or friend. They also aim to raise awareness of the needs of Carers and the contribution they make to care in the community.

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Provides services and support for mental health, learning disabilities, dementia and alcohol issues.

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Provides links to many services and organisations that can offer you support with mental ill health in your region.

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Work to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of those affected by schizophrenia and other mental illness, including families and carers. 

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Provides support and empowerment to ensure that people who have mental illness, dementia or learning disabilities, and their carers, get their voices heard and, as a result, see positive changes in their service provision.

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