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June 03, 2020

Mind Matters, Episode 1

In this first episode of Mind Matters, journalist Michael McEwan's guests are Nick Jedrzejewski, Communications…
June 03, 2020

Call for Art: Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

People who have personal lived experience of mental health issues are invited to submit artworks…
June 03, 2020

PTSD: A Video Essay

By Stephen Higham  
June 01, 2020

SMHAF 2020: Week Five

Highlights from week five of our online programme include another of our award-winning films, Elina…
May 28, 2020

Living With The Lights On – the film: Online Premiere Announced

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is delighted to announce the world premiere of Living…
May 28, 2020

My Experience of Isolation: Artist Commission Announced

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival has commissioned five artists to create new work on…
May 27, 2020

Lockdown For the Anxious

Humanity is dealing with a crisis and there are a huge number of ways in…
May 25, 2020

SMHAF 2020: Week Four

By this point, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival was scheduled to have finished for…
May 25, 2020

Creatively Coping: An Interview with Three Art Students

Somewhere in between a degree and the start of their careers, creative students in lockdown…
May 18, 2020

Let's Prioritise Kindness

Kindness is having something of a moment: hashtags on social media, acts of kindness on…
May 18, 2020

SMHAF 2020: Week Three

The third week of SMHAF 2020 is now live!  We are thrilled to celebrate our…
May 18, 2020

What Does Kindness Mean?

When the Coronavirus lockdown began, theatre-maker Skye Loneragan was advised that her family, being considered…
May 14, 2020

Recovery in Lockdown

Lockdown is a scary and unsettling time for everyone. Living in isolation, away from our…
May 11, 2020

Online Programme: Week Two

Week Two of SMHAF 2020 features I'll Love You Till The End, an intimate documentary…
May 08, 2020

Depression in Lockdown: How are We Coping?

In this post, Talking Heads volunteer Stephen Higham explores lifestyle choices which help him to…
May 04, 2020

SMHAF 2020 is Live!

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s online programme is now live. In the opening week,…
April 22, 2020

Online Programme Announced for SMHAF 2020

We are delighted to announce a special programme of online activity, including live-streamed events, film…
April 14, 2020

My Experience of Isolation: A SMHAF Commission

This opportunity is now closed, look out for the commisioned work coming soon.  What does…
March 26, 2020

Arts at Home

For SMHAF 2020, we will be developing an online programme aimed at supporting our creative communities,…
March 26, 2020

SMHAF 2020: Our Response to Coronavirus

The last few weeks have been a difficult time for us all, with huge changes,…