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April 20, 2018

Tortoise in a Nutshell: Visual theatre can escape the problematic language of mental health

Tortoise in a Nutshell is an Edinburgh-based company that has been producing work inspired by…
April 19, 2018

International Film Awards

On Thursday 10 May, the International Film Awards will take place at the Centre for…
April 16, 2018

Amy Conway: ‘I wanted to talk about depression without it being a depressing show’

Since she graduated from RCS in 2012 Amy Conway has been working as a theatre…
April 13, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is looking for enthuasiastic volunteers to help with this…
April 13, 2018

SMHAF 2018: Official Selection

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is pleased to announce its Official Selection films for…
April 12, 2018

Year of Young People 2018

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 and this year’s theme of Beginnings, the…
April 12, 2018

Festival Highlights

To celebrate our move to May, SMHAF 2018 has the theme Beginnings, placing a special…
April 12, 2018

SMHAF 2018: First Spring Programme Revealed

We are excited to announce the full line-up for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s…
March 01, 2018

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2018

We are very pleased to confirm that the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) will…
March 01, 2018

Writing competition now open

What does 'Beginnings' mean to you?  We’re delighted to announce that the SMHAFF Writing Competition…
December 07, 2017

Podcast: Men's Mental Health

Jassy Earl chats with Dan Proverbs, founder of the campaign Brothers in Arms, and Duncan…
November 23, 2017

Podcast: Looking Closer: Visual art's relationship with mental health

"There was a recurring theme of escaping, escaping in some ways the prison that mental…
November 11, 2017

Podcast: Looking In: Experiences through the ages

In Looking In: Experiences Through the Ages, Nicole and Iain from Support in Mind Scotland…
November 06, 2017

Interview with Nicola Sturgeon

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival partnered with the WOW festival in Perth to hold…
November 03, 2017

Reclaim the Future

We are fortunate enough to live in a country that is rarely affected by natural…
October 31, 2017

Reclaim: SMHAF International Writing Competition

Read the winning entries from the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017 Writing Competition, held…
October 31, 2017

Reclaim: Reflecting on SMHAF 2017

Every year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) has a theme, and this year’s…
October 30, 2017

Dancing Depression

It is impossible to offer a universal truth to ‘this is what depression feels or…
October 30, 2017

Talking About Rainbow Families

“If we want to have authentic relationships with our children, we have to learn to…
October 30, 2017

Six O’Clock in Princes Street

A crowd of us gathered in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle on Thu 19…