August 2019 Newsletter

Here is the August 2019 Newsletter / What’s On from Edinburgh Community Voices and AdvoCard:

We hope you find the August Newsletter useful; it has updates on the AdvoCard Collective Advocacy projects and lots of information about support group meetings and other events in Edinburgh. If we have included information about your project or event, please check that we have printed the correct information…and let us know if we need to change anything for the next edition.  

Please get in touch if there is anything you would like us to include on a regular basis or if you would like to write something for a future edition.

The next Edinburgh Community Voices meeting will take place:

  • on Wednesday 7 August
  • between 2pm and 4pm
  • at AdvoCard
    332 Leith Walk, EH6 5BR 
  • free tea, coffee and biscuits and some good conversation
  • All welcome 

Edinburgh Community Voices meetings are usually on the first Wednesday of each month and are open to anyone with lived experience of mental health issues. 
If you have not been to an Edinburgh Community Voices meeting before and would like to come along you can call the AdvoCard office on 0131 554 5307 or email us at [email protected] to ask us about the meetings and what we do in collective advocacy.

There is a link to a collective advocacy Peer Research report in the Newsletter; it can be hard to access the links from the Newsletter itself due to formatting, so here is the link to that report if you want to read it:  http://www.advocard.org.uk/2019/07/experiences-of-treatment-and-support-for-physical-health-issues-peer-research-report

There are also links to a Welfare Reform Report in the August Newsletter; as we said before, it can be hard to access the links from the Newsletter itself due to formatting so here are the links to those documents if you want to read them: 
Executive summary: www.bit.ly/DBCexecsummary
Full report: www.bit.ly/DBC_report

Accessible report: http://bit.ly/DBCreportAccessible 
Large print: http://bit.ly/DBCreportLargePrint
We also thought that some of our Newsletter readers might find information on low-cost counselling services useful. If you want to find out more please click on the link: https://edspace.org.uk/information-and-advice/free-and-low-cost-counselling-in-edinburgh/

warm regards
Patricia and Becky