Kirsten made short talk at the 12th of June event. She is a social historian and has been working on Oor Mad History a community history project about the history of activism by mental health service users in Lothian. Service user led and supported by NHS Lothian, we look at ways of using community history and the arts to strengthen the service user voice and movement today and in the future.
We also aim to challenge assumptions about people who use mental health services. We interviewed over 70 activists and supporters of the movement and gathered material from Lothian and beyond to create a paper based and oral history archive . Recently we have begun a community development project with the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University Toronto which offer a course:
Kirsten MacLean talks about Oor Mad History: http://www.ragged-online.com/?p=992