Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature.

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

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A significant event in Scotland’s cultural calendar, the festival takes a positive stance on mental health, celebrating artistic endeavour by those with experience of mental health issues and connecting audiences to creative and innovative work.

Together with a wide range of mental health organisations, arts bodies, community groups and artists, we aim to challenge stigma and promote social change.

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Upcoming Events at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Love Bound + Imogen

Love Bound + Imogen

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

SMHAF are screening Love Bound and Imogen, two raw and compelling documentaries highlighting the challenges parents and families face in supporting young people with severe mental illness.
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Dead Souls’ Vacation

Dead Souls’ Vacation

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

Dead Souls' Vacation is an absurd, intimate slice of post-Soviet life, this documentary chronicles the relationship between a once popular Georgian musician and his elderly mother.
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Certified Mail

Certified Mail

17th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
National Event

Certified Mail, the debut film by Egyptian director Hisham Saqr, is about finding inner strength while living with mental illness, catch the UK Premier as part of SMHAF 2021.
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‘Normal?’ Conversations

‘Normal?’ Conversations

18th May 2021
National Event

Join two conversations with artists about subjects related to mental health and 'Normality?', hosted hosted by SMHAF's Andrew Eaton-Lewis.
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FilmMedicine

FilmMedicine

19th May 2021
National Event

FilmMedicine, part of SMHAF, is a selection of short films which bring a fresh eye to our understanding of illnesses of the body and mind, and a visual energy to recovery or acceptance.
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Projecting Wellness via Paisley & District U3A Movie Night

Projecting Wellness via Paisley & District U3A Movie Night

20th May 2021
Online Event Renfrewshire

As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, this screening of home movies, plus an academic talk from Paisley & District U3A, shows how nostalgia benefits mental wellbeing.
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DOCMA: Filmmaking Workshop

DOCMA: Filmmaking Workshop

22nd May 2021
National Event

Come along to SMHAF 2021's DOCMA Filmmaking Workshop on Zoom where rules will be explained and roles allocated!
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Grief

Grief

22nd May 2021
National Event

Join SMHAF for a series of screenings, bringing together a diverse collection of stories to explore the expansiveness of grief.
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Writing Awards

Writing Awards

23rd May 2021
National Event

Join us for a live online event to celebrate the winners and shortlisted entries from the SMHAF Writing Competition.
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