1991: CAPS was established as an unconstituted organisation.
1992: Lothian Users Forum was set up by CAPS to be a representative forum of people with experience of using mental health services.
1993: The first worker was employed.
1996: Individual Advocacy started in East Lothian and Midlothian.
1997: Lothian Users Forum was disbanded and Edinburgh Users Forum (EUF) was formed.
2003: The Mental Health Act was passed, which includes the right to independent advocacy.
2008: The Oor Mad History archive work began.
2009: Much More Than A Label, an experience-led group for people with experiences of Personality Disorder, began.
2010: East Lothian Involvement Group ended and CAPS took over the provision of collective advocacy in East Lothian.
2011: The Experiences of Psychosis collective advocacy began.
2011: AdvoCard took over the provision of collective advocacy in Edinburgh via Edinburgh Users Forum.
2012: CAPS ‘Living with Labels’ film funded by See Me.
2013: Moved to the office in Old Stables, Musselburgh
2013: Lothian Voices began
2013: Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition was held at Summerhall for the first time.
2014: LEARN (Education as Advocacy) began.
2014: Moved into the
office in Argyle House.
2014: The first ‘People’s Conference’ was held.
2014: First Mad Peoples History and Identity course at Queen Margaret University.
2014: ‘Conversations for Change’ funded by See Me.
2014: Welfare Reform Individual Advocacy work began.
2015: “Seen But Not Heard”, collective advocacy group for people with experiences of Eating Disorders began.
2016: CAPS became a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.)
2016: Experiences of Trauma collective advocacy group began.
2020: First Masters course in Mad Studies at QMU.
2020: Drug or Alcohol individual advocacy began.
2020: Children’s Hearings individual advocacy began.
2020: Peer Work Community of Practice in partnership with Health in Mind, funded by Thrive Edinburgh.
2021: LGBTQI+ Advocacy and Minority Ethnic Advocacy began.
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