Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival
Challenging the stigma surrounding mental health
The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is now one of the largest arts and health events in the world, with tens of thousands of festival goers expected at almost 300 events taking place between 1-24 October.
The festival aims to challenge stigma surrounding mental health and explore the relationship between creativity and wellbeing. This year, the focus is on memory, sleep and dreams.
Venues include The Citizens Theatre, Kelvingrove, CCA and the Filmhouse. Contributors include activists and community groups such as Oor Mad History and Voices of Experience, celebrities such as Elaine C Smith, former and current Chief Medical Officers Kenneth Calman and Harry Burns - and 10 universities. Most events are FREE, culminating in the international mental health film awards.
Visit www.mhfestival.com for full listings.