All Our Stories: The Language of Mental Health in Archives


Tuesday 22 November, 12:00 noon on Zoom.

We are delighted to be joined by Jacqueline Eccles (Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing, University of Dundee, and Senior Mental Health Nurse NHS Fife), for our latest webinar. This session will explore using asylum records to give voice to the under-represented.

Jacqueline offers a unique perspective on the language of mental health and archives, recognising the value of engaging with heritage and archives in her work in frontline health provision. This will be an engaging and insightful session, offering a fresh look at the language of asylum and other health records.

Registration: To register please click here.

Part of SCA’s All Our Stories: Inclusive Practice in the Archives webinar series.

Archives and records enrich our lives, connect us to the past and give us a sense of identity. People enjoy the stories they reveal, and archives matter because they tell the story of all of us. Yet how some of our stories are recorded, if they are even recorded, can discourage communities from engaging and exploring heritage. SCA are committed to ensuring that archives are open to all, and support archive services in their work to remove barriers to participation, reach new audiences and to engage users.

SCA are delighted to launch our latest series of webinars, focussing on inclusive practice in the archives. The series will primarily focus on collection development and cataloguing, with participants gaining insight into presenting materials with respect, sensitivity, and innovatively, to not only enrich understanding of collections, but to also engage with users form across our communities. The webinars will be a mix of practical guidance and case studies, and we are delighted to be joined by speakers working across the archive collections and the wider heritage sector.