Speakin’ Oor Mind

Talking Heads volunteer Sarah Visser writes about Speakin’ Oor Mind, an informal spoken word and open mic event hosted by See Me as part of SMHAF 2023.


Writing Awards 2023

Read the shortlisted entries from the Writing Awards 2023, collected in this ebook illustrated by Nisan Yetkin and designed by Hamish Gibson.


Untinned Animal

Jamie Bolland was commissioned to develop a processional performance and a series of downloadable pamphlets inspired by our ‘revolution’ theme.

Spoken Word

Literary Open Mic from Mad Jam online


An online open mic for writers, poets and storytellers with the festival theme of ‘Revolution’. Part of a regular series run by Mad Jam for those within and outwith the mental health community.


Mad Jam Open Mic 

The Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh
FREE or by donation

An open mic event for those within and outwith the metal health community looking to perform or just be entertained. A friendly, inclusive evening with music and the spoken word.

Visual Arts

See Us Hear Us

Submarine Centre, Helensburgh

Members of Jean’s Bothy have responded to this year’s theme of ‘revolution’. Join us to see and hear how we can future proof all of our mental health.

Spoken Word

Speakin’ Oor Mind

Bees Knees Café, Glasgow

Come and join a relaxed and informal Spoken Word event hosted by See Me and held in the lovely Bees Knees Café in Govanhill.