Archive | Arts and creativity

An Interview with Joe Djalani

Early this September we attended the GAMH run Art to Recovery event at Bellahouston Park. It was a wonderful day (despite the rain), we got a chance to meet various interesting people involved in art therapy and recovery. As promised we’re proud to present an interview from the day. Joe Djalani, a Glasgow based musician […]

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7 Picks of (mostly) Free Events at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017

The 2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is nearly upon us, and the theme this year is Reclaim. This theme has inspired the work of artists from Scotland and beyond. There will be over 300 events held across the country from 10 – 29 October. We have selected 7 (mostly) free highlights of the 2017 […]

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Expression of Depression Through Art

A couple of months back I shared some work by Christopher Grady AKA Lunarbaboon, an artist who tries to make sense of the world and family life through his comics. I came across another artist today, Sow Ay, who also tackles the daily battle with depression and anxiety through art. You can find more of […]

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The Orchestration of my Anxiety

We’re pleased to present a poem from our newest community correspondent, Maureen Gilmour. It’s called The Orchestration of My Anxiety. Tap, tap,the conductor holds his baton….here it starts. Drum roll…..thrumming vibration in my torso….the tremor,  shaking begins. Palpitations. …faster and faster the beat increases. My heart pounding in my ears, the echo like a Base […]

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