The theme for SMHAF 2016 was Time. Read the shortlisted entries from our writing competition, collected in this ebook illustrated by Josie Vallely.
These pieces, all exploring mental health and the theme of Time, were chosen from over 130 entries to the competition by a jury featuring poet and performer Jenny Lindsay, playwright and novelist Alan Bissett, and representatives from the Mental Health Foundation and Bipolar Scotland. The ceremony was held at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and hosted by Jenny Lindsay, with a special performance by Neil Pennycook of Meursault.
Click here or on the image below to read the eBook as a PDF.
1st: Taking Care of Jane by Angela Wright
2nd: Dear Uncle by Celia D. Donovan
3rd: Happy Meal by Erin Crombie
Highly Commended: Dear Doctor by Angela McCrimmon
Weans by Brian Reid
Time Machine by Helen MacKinven
Just Till Ten by Kate Chapman
Time for the Belt Buckle by Shirley Muir
Jelly Trifle by Susan Robinson
Exhaustion by Lauren Jones