At the recent Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance AGM, Ceartas was delighted to hear of the launch by Lothian based advocacy service CAPS of “Oor Mad History”: a community history project promoting and recording the history of the Lothian mental health service user movement and in particular the history of collective advocacy in Lothian.
The work features:
a physical archive of posters, photographs and leaflets
an oral history archive of interviews with activists past and present
a book and CD
The project is being launched today in Edinburgh by Malcolm Chisholm MSP and we wish our colleagues at CAPS every success with this venture.
CAPS is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use, or have used mental health services. CAPS works with mental health service users as individuals or as members of a group to set their own agenda, to find a stronger voice, to get their point across, and influence decisions which affect their lives.
Further information about CAPS and “Oor Mad History” will be found on their website.