Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2019

SMHAF 2019 will explore the theme of Connected with events taking place across Scotland from 3rd - 26th May.

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SCOTTISH MENTAL HEALTH ARTS FESTIVAL CELEBRATES
ALL THE WAYS IN WHICH WE ARE CONNECTED

  • Key festival themes include community, family, and the impact of suicide
  • Ian Rankin and Emma Pollock to appear at SMHAF Writing Awards
  • Week of Scottish dates for multi award-winning theatre show Electrolyte
  • Film programme includes powerful documentaries Evelyn and Irene’s Ghost and
    a Scottish tour of Final Ascent: The Legend of Hamish MacInnes
  • 70th anniversary of Mental Health Foundation celebrated
  • Festival runs 3-26 May, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • Festival listings and trailer online now at mhfestival.com

Images from top left: Evelyn, Electrolyte, Ian Rankin and Irene’s Ghost

In a time of anxiety fuelled by Brexit and other divisive political issues, the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) today announces a nationwide programme exploring all the ways in which we are ‘Connected’.

SMHAF 2019 includes events with asylum seekers, travellers, the LGBT community, and families affected by suicide and other traumatic events, in a wide-ranging programme that focuses on the importance of staying connected to each other, and the impact of isolation on our mental health.

SMHAF is one of Scotland’s biggest, most diverse festivals. Its unique approach – programmed from the ground up by a team of regional co-ordinators all across the country, in combination with a film and theatre programme curated by the Mental Health Foundation – ensures it connects with audiences that other arts festivals often struggle to reach.

For more information please download the press release here

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