Special announcement to celebrate the 10th year of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
The Mental Health Foundation is to celebrate the tenth year of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF)…
Thank you for your passionate support
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Passion is the theme for the 2015 Festival, which takes place in venues across Scotland from 10th - 31st October.

One of the world’s largest social justice festivals, with annual attendances of over 20,000, this year’s SMHAFF will see over 300 events staged throughout the country, including film, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts.

The Festival aims to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.

Check out the 2015 Festival trailer: