In this installment, Ian Williams interviews Professor Helen Spandler, Dr Jill Anderson and Tamsin Walker, of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) about their Wellcome Trust funded project which explores how zines ‘craft contention’ about mental health – and can help to turn individual struggles into critical issues for society.
Ian writes, “I really enjoyed this interview. I am very taken with the idea of mad studies.”
For an introduction to this exciting new area of study and activism, check out the article by Helen Spandler linked in the post about this episode.Helen and Jill work on Asylum Magazine, to which Tamsin often contributes cartoons. Asylum, the radical mental health magazine, has been running for 30 years, acting as a platform to voice and discuss all perspectives on mental health.