Moving Minds Book
You can now buy the MECOPP Moving Minds Book via our online store. You can see all of our books through the links below:
‘Moving Minds’ was originally created as an exhibition for display during the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, a Scotland-wide festival which uses the arts to challenge perceptions about mental health and promote wellbeing. For many contributors, participation in this creative process has already had a positive impact on wellbeing.
This book contains detailed narratives from individual Gypsy/Travellers and photographs from Chattery (Our lives in ‘bits and bobs’), both parts of the ‘Moving Minds’ exhibition. For Chattery each contributor was asked to choose a special object that could be held in the hand. Chattery is a Cant word for ‘bits and bobs’ and Cant is a traditional language still used by many Gypsy/Travellers in Scotland today.
Food for Thought – A Life in Four Courses’ is an anthology of work edited by Emma-Jane Harrington that shares with us the role of food in families, communities and countries. Through these personal accounts, we taste mooncakes in Hong Kong, clootie dumpling in Edinburgh and flying ants in Malawi!
These stories, told to us by people from different communities living in Scotland, speak of the richness of tradition, the importance of culture and the power of food as a way of bringing people together. Food For Thought takes us into the heart of the home and into the lives of people whose stories nourish and inspire us.
Mothers and Daughters, Fathers and Sons is an anthology of work, edited by Emma-Jane Harrington, Suzanne Munday and Peter E Ross drawing on the oral history tradition of Minority Ethnic communities to ‘shine a light’ on childhood.
Through interviews, photographs and personal mementos, participants share their experiences of growing up in their country of origin whether overseas or here in Scotland.
The third edition of The Barrie News is here! Returning with more good news stories from the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland, this edition brings updates, news and creative writing from around Scotland.
The second edition of The Barrie News, featuring more good news stories from around Scotland.
The first edition of The Barrie News - a Newspaper dedicated to printing good news stories about the Gypsy/Traveller community in Scotland..
Two Sides of the Same Story is a unique cartoon book, highlighting and challenging some of the negative attitudes that can prevent Gypsy/Travellers from accessing support services.
The book was borne from MECOPP's recent research exploring the take-up of Self-Directed Support (SDS) among the Gypsy/Traveller community. The research uncovered a number of barriers preventing Gypsy/Travellers from accessing information, and taking-up SDS, not least of which are unhelpful assumptions and a real lack of understanding of Gypsy/Traveller culture among service providers.