On Tuesday, Greenock’s Waterfront Cinema hosted an extraordinarily challenging and

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It is not often that on entering a venue to see a performance one is met with an atmosphere of

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Out of Sight/Out of Mind is a unique collection of art made by untrained and professional artists

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On the 15th October 2014, members from CAPS advocacy, NHS Lothian Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Luminate and SMHAFF present this heart-warming documentary which beautifully marks the end of the

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Olive Grove records is an independent record label supporting Scottish bands run part time on

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The 2014 SMHAFF International Film Awards honoured the twelve winning filmmakers in a ceremony at

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Finding treatment for mental health issues can be an uphill struggle - especially when illness has

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This is a journey into deep, uncharted territory that began with our space sirens, Atom Tree,

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Iboga Nights is a documentary exploring the use of iboga as a treatment for opiate addiction.

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Stuart Murdoch, of Scottish indie band Belle and Sebastian, debuts his career as a filmmaker with a

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‘Yie Didnae Say That Did Yie’, is a comedic drama looking at the power of language and how it can

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Talking Head Liam Pollock visits North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre for Culture NL's reminiscence

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I want to change the world. I’m a service user and survivor and I’ve been both thankful for and

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Promising to be an epic concert of words and music for post referendum Scotland, Howl [ing] will be

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TYCI has become a bit of a household name in Glasgow with its live gigs, pop up events and film

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The inaugural SMHAFF Writing Awards were a celebration of the power of words and the diversity of

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‘See Me, I’m A Young Carer’, is a film that has been created by young carers in order to highlight

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Taking over six years to produce, Beneath The Blindfold is a collection of astounding torture

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A cinematic poem set in post-revolutionary Egypt, ANA ANAtells the stories of four young women

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Two years ago, SMHAFF reporter Rob Dickie met up with Dan Wilson, better known as Withered Hand, ahead

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Mental illness can be a challenging subject for anyone to tackle, but SMHAFF’s visual arts strand

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‘A Stage For U’ is predominately made up of a group of people who have at some point lived with a

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Kicking off SMHAFF as part of the ‘Moving Minds’ event on October 1st, Cultured Mongrel Dance

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Storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick’s introductory workshop offers an inspiring exploration of how

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Michelle Lloyd discusses the connection between the arts and mental health and the importance of

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The Supreme Being Unit consists of Addi “Mindbender” Stewart and his identical twin brother Khari

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“…to truly care for someone else we have to choose to care. It is hard and challenging and

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‘I don’t call myself a performance poet,’ Hollie McNish tells me ahead of her gig at Oran Mor for

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SMHAFF discuss with director Sam Fleischner the power the film has to challenge the way that

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Reconnect Group Show is an exhibition exploring the role visual arts can play in recovery and

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Following last year’s screening of First Cousin Once Removed – Alan Berliner’s touching and

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In 2003, drug addict David Graham Scott filmed his final withdrawal, eased through by capsules of

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Yesterday marked the first day of this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. The

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The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival teamed up with Aye Write to present a weekend of

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The Fruit Tree Foundation is an independent music project led by Emma Pollock and Rod Jones. Since

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Clocks ticking and conveying a sense of time running out; characters dying of mysterious

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After the tragedy that was the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the realisation that life is ‘infinitely

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Music has always been part of Rod Jones’ life. His parents, both orchestra musicians, encouraged him to

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In her own words, Mariel Hemingway has 'always been running from crazy'. Born just four months

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A few hours before the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival double-bill in Glasgow's

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The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and Aye Write have teamed up to present an

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Neil Platt is a 34-year-old husband and father who, months after the birth of his son, Oscar, was

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The simple stairway that leads to the Out of Sight/Out of Mind exhibition in Summerhall’s former Animal

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At one point it looked possible we might not actually get to see The Mars Project. But

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Selecting a film for the festival’s family audience is a tricky business; the stories we adults

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It is now more than fifty years since Ernest Hemingway, at the time America's most celebrated

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Is it Comedy or is it Therapy? is a comedy night adapted from Rory McAlpine’s Edinburgh Festival show

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Set in London and Paris, this intriguing fly-on-the-wall documentary, The Blue Black Hussar,

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The subject of Alan Berliner's First Cousin Once Removed is the renowned poet, translator, critic and

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Branching Out opens this Friday 11th October at the Scottish Associaion for Mental Health

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I recently met with Vanessa Coffey to discuss her piece Mirror Mirror at Glasgow’s iconic Tramway

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A hallucinatory thriller, Take Shelter builds a suffocating knot of tension around a compelling

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Perhaps one of the most recognisable routes to happiness is taken through spending time with

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Greenock’s historic Dutch Gable House hosts two enlightening “community exhibitions”, bringing

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This October, The Gallery on the Corner hosts two exhibitions which arguably encapsulate the ethos of

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We are delighted to see film festival favourite Jack Bond return to the Scottish Mental Health

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Revealing one’s sexuality to friends, family and the wider local society is a courageous and

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When asked what the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is about, our short answer is

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'It's amazing how adaptable we are when we need to be.It's what separates us and defines us as

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Director Alan Berliner spent five years filming his friend and elder cousin, the poet, translator

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