Highlands & Islands

A DANGEROUS METHOD

Hosted by Befrienders Highland and Mikey's Line.

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Awareness Walks

Mental health organisations get together to walk a mile to raise awareness of mental health.

In Inverness, the annual SMHAF Walk A Mile will be taking place in accordance with Covid 19 guidelines. It will go along the usual route from the Fishermen’s Hut and finish at the High Street to raise awareness of mental health.

It will be led by N4H, Mikeysline and The Clay Studio, we hope to be joined by representatives of Befrienders Highland, HUG and Creativity In Care.

In Tongue, join members of the Tongue Walking Group on this two-mile walk from the Kyle Centre to Castle Varrich to raise awareness of mental health. A relaxing walk in beautiful scenery.

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CONNECTED

A new exhibition of work by artists from across the Highlands, celebrating connections and creativity for mental health.

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CONNECTED TO THE MUSIC

Acoustic live music and singing in Whin Park, Inverness, brought to you by Creativity in Care, Befrienders Highland and Mikey’s Line.

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CONNECTED: LAUNCH EVENT

The launch of SMHAF 2019 in the Highlands.

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Dawn Chorus

Tuning in with the waking chorus of birds is quite a special thing to do!

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DUSK CHORUS

Connect with the sounds of nature on a short tour of the islands, including hot chocolate and stories around the fire. Suitable for all ages.

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EWEN’S ROOM

Join us to work together to create a visual mindmap, exploring what being Connected means to people.

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FINAL ASCENT: THE LEGEND OF HAMISH MACINNES

SMHAF is delighted to be supporting the Scotland-wide release of Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes, with Q&As at CCA, Filmhouse, An Lanntair and Eden Court, and screenings across the country. 

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FINAL ASCENT: THE LEGEND OF HAMISH MACINNES + Q&A

SMHAF is delighted to be supporting the Scotland-wide release of Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes, including hosting discussions with director Robbie Fraser at CCA, Filmhouse, An Lanntair and Eden Court.

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Hello Day

Say Hello! and help someone feel less lonely today.

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HIGHLAND HELLO PROJECT LAUNCH

Come and join us at the Recovery Café, formerly the Dunbar Centre, to celebrate the launch of the Hello Project.

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Laughter Yoga

Laugh off any stress and tension you may be experiencing with an online laughter class.

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LAUGHTER YOGA

Relax and have fun by taking part in some gentle laughter yoga with Birchwood Highland.

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Making Nature the New Normal

Rag Tag and Textile will be opening its new garden to the public and sharing students’ artwork in a small exhibition in in its adjoining workspace, Little Tag.

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MENTAL HEALTH & DIABETES

Short films exploring the impact of diabetes on people’s lives.

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MURAL READINGS

Experience poetry and readings along the colourful mural alley way made by peer support groups Mikey's Line, The Hive project and HUG (Action for Mental Health)

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NATURE WALK & RESCUE KNOTS

Enjoy a gently paced nature walk from New Craigs to Dunain Community Woodland, celebrating the role of connecting to nature in mental health recovery.

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NATURE WALK: CONNECTING WITH NATURE

Join us for a leisurely wellbeing walk around the old curling rink and mill pond at Backies near Golspie. 

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Nature Walks

Enjoy the beautiful Merkinch Nature Reserve with experienced guides for an hour-long walk to join in with the Mental Health Awareness Week theme of Nature.

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North Coast Connections: Poetry Evening

Enjoy a relaxing evening of online poetry from George Gunn, poet, playwright and novelist.

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North Coast Exhibition

Art exhibition exploring mental health, with local artists and service users showcasing their artwork.

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ON TRACK

Mindful crafting demos and tuition from Rag Tag and Textile taking place aboard the Kyle to Inverness train.

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Paint Your Own Plant Pot

The Clay Studio in Inverness is a unique space for craft work.

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PEACE CONNECTIONS

An exhibition of work created by families about making peace.

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Reliquary

A participatory art commission by See Me and the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership with An Lanntair.

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

David O. Russell’s star-studded film is a light-hearted but sensitive take on bipolar disorder and recovery.

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SMHAF Highland Exhibition

The annual display of artwork created for SMHAF by service users and artists exploring themes related to mental health and especially this year’s theme of ‘Normality?’.

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SMHAF HIGHLAND GATHERING

Join us for our annual celebration to close SMHAF 2019.

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SMHAF Highland: Opening Event

Join us for an introduction to SMHAF Highland, as organisations involved introduce their plans through a series of short videos.

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THE HOURS

The story of how the novel Mrs Dallowayaffects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

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THE WINTER GUEST

Hosted by Creativity In Care, the screening will be followed by a discussion.

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WALK A MILE

Join Rag Skye at 11.30am for a walk over the bridge.

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WALK A MILE

Join us for our fourth year of walking a mile through Inverness city centre to promote mental wellbeing and challenge mental health stigma.

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