Events

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival will take place across Scotland from 10 – 27 October 2024, exploring the theme of In/Visible.

There are also some events running throughout the year and you can explore these below.

SMHAF logo projected onto the wall at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.
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Abstract painting of a beach
Visual Arts

How We See Ourselves

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
FREE

Multi-media exhibition from Trindelmoss and Neighbourhood Network – inviting us all to pause and ask, how do we see ourselves, as individuals and as a collective?

Multi-Arts

SMHAF Launch: North Ayrshire

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
FREE

Join us for an evening of celebration as we launch North Ayrshire’s Arts & Culture programme, as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

Seahorse Bookshop
Writing

MicroPoetry: So in Flow

2 October 2023-6 October 2023
Zoom
FREE

A series of five short online workshops for busy people who want to be mindful people, led by Molly Murray, owner of Seahorse Bookstore in North Ayrshire.

Polar bear
Photography

Gordon Rae: A Photographer’s Journey

Irvine Community Sports Centre, Irvine
FREE

Award-winning wildlife photographer Gordon Rae will give an illustrated presentation about his photography journey, including many examples of his excellent work.

Crafts

Be Kind to Your Mind

6 October 2023-13 October 2023
Kilwinning Library, Kilwinning
FREE

Kids are invited to come along and improve their mental health and wellbeing with some mindful arts and crafts this October.

The sun rising from a calm sea.
Visual Arts

Sunrise Walk

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
FREE

Join North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership and partners to walk from the darkness of the night to embrace a new day, remembering there is always hope.

Still from Ali and Ava.
Film

Corrie Film Club: Ali and Ava

Corrie & Sannox Village Hall, Isle of Arran
FREE (Donations welcome)
15+

Corrie Film Club presents a screening of Ali and Ava. Two lonely people develop a deep connection despite the lingering legacy of past relationships and emotional turmoil.

Dalry Garden Group painting mood stones
Crafts

Get Healthy Get Happy

Dalry Community Garden, Dalry
FREE

Join the Co-op Member Pioneers for a fun afternoon of positive mental health arts and craft activities for all ages.

Community

The Wellbeing Café

Café at the Station, Saltcoats
FREE

Join the Wellbeing Café for some tea, cake and chat about mental health and wellbeing – and play a new Wellbeing & Recovery board game.

Film

Celebration of Wellbeing

Kilwinning Library, Kilwinning
FREE
16+

Kilwinning Library hosts a wellbeing film screening for adults exploring mental health.