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The sheep dip - Sanjiv Hayre plays Colin Shine rushing the women through the bathing room in a scene from The Knitting Circle

The sheep dip - Sanjiv Hayre plays Colin Shine rushing the women through the bathing room. Photo by Sandy Senior

Playwright and long-term advocate of positive change in the mental health system Julie McNamara tells Sheila McWattie about her profound experiences of unearthing untold stories of patients and staff from long-stay institutions