Curator and playworker Anna Tudos and community artist and trainee art psychotherapist Henri Eagle-Wilsher (Roundabout Collective) worked with the Mental Health Foundation to deliver eight zine-making workshops for community groups across Scotland as part of the Reclaiming Our Heritage project.
Participants had an opportunity to listen to a curated selection of audio clips from the oral history archive, then worked with printed quotes and collage materials to create their zines. The workshops offered a creative way to respond to the stories in the archive and represent participants’ own experiences with mental health and the arts.
Explore the zine archive and download our resources to create your own zines, either in group workshops or as a self-guided activity.
Explore zines created by participants connected with Artlink Central, CAPS Independent Advocacy, Moray Wellbeing Hub, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, North Ayrshire Wellbeing & Recovery College, See Me and VOX Scotland, as well as members of the public. Thank you to everyone who contributed their zines to this archive.
Zine-Making Workshop Guide: Groups
This resource has been developed to enable groups to engage with the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive by making zines. It was created by curator and playworker Anna Tudos and community artist and trainee art psychotherapist Henri Eagle-Wilsher, who worked with the Mental Health Foundation to programme and deliver eight zine-making workshops for community groups across Scotland as part of the Reclaiming Our Heritage project.
The workshop suits a group of 6-15 people and is accessible to all. No specific skills are required and the activities can be done with almost any materials you have available. The workshop was originally designed to take 4 hours to allow plenty of time for listening and creating but it can be adapted to suit your needs. It works well either in-person or online.
Zine-Making Guide: Individuals
This simple guide was developed for people to engage with the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive and make their own zines.
Zine Making Resource Pack
Listen to the audio clips online or click on the download button to save the audio files. You can also download the transcripts for the clips here. If you are doing this activity yourself or have more time available, you can listen to the full oral history interviews in the Reclaiming Our Heritage archive.