SMHAF 2021: Normality?

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of ‘Normality?’.

Out of Sight Out of Mind Launches on 12 November

Out of Sight Out of Mind, an ambitious multimedia exhibition featuring artworks by 100 individuals who have experience of mental health issues, returns for its eighth year this November. Always a highlight of the SMHAF year-round arts programme, this year promises to be an “exhibition for all”, with work on show at Summerhall in Edinburgh […]

Representations of Schizophrenia in Popular Film

Schizophrenia is a heavily stigmatised mental illness. This video looks at the representation of schizophrenia and its symptoms in a collection of Western films in order to identify trends and work out which narratives are broadcast to the world at large through our entertainment.

Call for Submissions: The View From Here

The Perch, a Yale creative arts journal with a broad mental health theme, announces its call for submissions for a special 2020 issue, in collaboration with the Mental Health Foundation and Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. The View From Here No “single narrative” can capture the essence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests against […]

Online Film Screenings: 29 June-2 August

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival continues with its online film programme until Monday 3 August. New films will be released every Monday at 12pm, with BSL-interpreted discussions with filmmakers taking place on Zoom every Thursday at 8.30pm. Discover the full programme below.  Lost Transmissions 29 June-3 July On the same date that it is […]

Behind The Lines: Scotland – How Are You Doing?

We are delighted to be working with filmmaker Hannah Currie on Behind The Lines, a new project that will capture individual stories from across Scotland during this time.  We want to hear from people all over Scotland about how they’ve been coping over the past months. Via audio interviews, our aim is to create a […]