7 episodes

Reclaiming Our Heritage is a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

In each episode, we explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies with a special guest.

Reclaiming Our Heritage Mental Health Foundation

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Reclaiming Our Heritage is a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

In each episode, we explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies with a special guest.

    The importance of funding creativity for mental health

    The importance of funding creativity for mental health

    This is Reclaiming Our Heritage, a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

    Each episode will explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies, and these will be further discussed by a professional guest.

    In this episode, Halina Rifai speaks to guest David Cutler, Director at Baring Foundation, about how stigmas have evolved over the years with the help of testimonies from the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive.

    The Reclaiming our Heritage project is funded by a number of donors including an “Our Heritage” grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    • 45 min
    How stigmas have evolved over the years

    How stigmas have evolved over the years

    This is Reclaiming Our Heritage, a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

    Each episode will explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies, and these will be further discussed by a professional guest.

    In this episode, Halina Rifai speaks to guest Wendy Halliday, Director at See Me, about how stigmas have evolved over the years with the help of testimonies from the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive.

    The Reclaiming our Heritage project is funded by a number of donors including an “Our Heritage” grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    • 43 min
    Mental health over generations

    Mental health over generations

    This is Reclaiming Our Heritage, a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

    Each episode will explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies, and these will be further discussed by a professional guest.

    In this episode, Halina Rifai speaks to guest Sean McCann, a Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist and lecturer, about the subject of mental health over generations with the help of testimonies from the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive.

    The Reclaiming our Heritage project is funded by a number of donors including an “Our Heritage” grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    • 44 min
    The impact of art on mental health

    The impact of art on mental health

    This is Reclaiming Our Heritage, a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

    Each episode will explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies, and these will be further discussed by a professional guest.

    In this episode, Halina Rifai speaks to guest Andrea Spink, an Art Psychotherapist, about the impact of art on mental health with the help of testimonies from the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive.

    The Reclaiming our Heritage project is funded by a number of donors including an “Our Heritage” grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    • 43 min
    What is innovation in mental health arts projects?

    What is innovation in mental health arts projects?

    Content Warning: Features discussion of suicidal ideation

    This is Reclaiming Our Heritage, a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

    Each episode will explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies, and these will be further discussed by a professional guest.

    In this episode, Halina Rifai speaks to guest Emma Jayne Park, dancer, theatre maker, collaborator and micro-activist, about the question of what is innovation in mental health arts projects with the help of testimonies from the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive.

    The Reclaiming our Heritage project is funded by a number of donors including an “Our Heritage” grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    • 44 min
    How therapy has changed over time

    How therapy has changed over time

    This is Reclaiming Our Heritage, a Mental Health Foundation podcast inspired by its two-year oral history project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project’s aim is to record and preserve the spoken testimonies of the mental health community between the 1950s and early 2000s. The full interviews by these contributors and others are available in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

    Each episode will explore themes that have come out of these spoken testimonies, and these will be further discussed by a professional guest.

    In this episode, Halina Rifai speaks to guest Cheryl McGeachan, senior lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow, on the subject of how therapy has changed over time with the help of testimonies from the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive.

    The Reclaiming our Heritage project is funded by a number of donors including an “Our Heritage” grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

    • 44 min

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