About EECAF

Welcome to the Edinburgh Equality Collective Advocacy Forum!

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The Edinburgh Equality Collective Advocacy Forum is better known as EECAF.

EECAF is dedicated to the principle of mental-health citizenship. We believe people don’t surrender their rights when diagnosed with a mental illness.

Here’s a few of the things we are working on right now.

  • Transportation issues.
  • The dangerous side-effects of medication.
  • Improving conditions for those in mental hospital.
  • We hope to contribute to life at drop-in centres, such as the Stafford Centre.
  • We also hope to open the first mental-health charity shop in Edinburgh since Mencap and Cerebral Palsy Charity shops were opened.

EECAF was founded by Edinburgh poet James Carter in 2012, after he found other groups weren’t doing the type of advocacy on issues he felt were important. He felt that an organization that was independent of the NHS was needed and, unlike groups like Advocard, EECAF will not receive government funding. We have SCIO charity status in the U.K.

How can I get involved?

We usually meet on the first Saturday of every month at 14:00/2 p.m. at McDonald Road Library, Nelson Hall, 2 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4LU. Please email James if you’d like to attend a meeting.

All are welcome at EECAF!

We call ourselves an “equality collective” because we mean to address the mental-health issues of men, women, seniors, minorities and ethnic people, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, and people with Asperger’s syndrome or learning difficulties.

You can go straight to our blog for the latest news and updates. Also, check out our free download of resources to learn more about psychiatric medication.

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Dangers of Medication

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