Samara Linton is a final-year medical student at University College London and a University of Cambridge graduate. Samara is also a freelance writer, winning Best New Journalist at the Ending Violence Against Women Media Awards 2016. March 2016 saw the Parliamentary launch of the report she co-edited for the Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Ebola crisis and health systems strengthening. She was the president of the London branch of Polygeia, an organisation which empowers students to research and write policy on global health issues.
Samara has also been very involved in university life. She was the chair of the University College London Medical Society Psychiatry section, president of Cambridge University’s African Caribbean Society, the first Ethnic Minorities Student Representative at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and the Cambridge University Student Union Women’s Campaign Campaigner of the Year.
The Colour of Madness
I am editing the Colour of Madness, a patchwork anthology of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) experiences of mental health in the UK. The anthology serves to address the disparity between the mental health services provided to the BAME community and those offered to less marginalised groups.
You can get involved by:
- Contributing to the crowdfund
- Submitting your work
- Entering the cover design competition
- Liking us on Twitter @MadnessColourOf
- Sharing the #ColourOfMadness with friends and family
Previous Speaking Engagements
September 2017. Harnessing the power of film to combat mental health stigma, 6th Cambridge International Conference on Mental Health. Oral Presentation
October 2016. Cultural Appropriation v Cultural Appreciation, University of Warwick. Panelist
March 2016. Launch of Africa APPG report, House of Commons. Panelist
February 2016. I Too Am Sussex in conversation: Race, Justice and Mental Health, University of Sussex. Panelist
September 2015. Dream Nation Be Well Live. Panel Host
April 2015. Hidden Mental Health Stories, University of Cambridge. Panel Host