Plan what you’ll see at the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival #SMHAFF

Passion: that’s the theme of the SMHAFF for 2015. The programme, which runs from October 10th to 31st  looks packed with gems that challenge preconceptions of mental health.

There are over 300 events, including films, literature, music and visual arts that look at the complex feelings and passions around mental wellbeing. Here’s the pick of what we’re keen to catch up with around Glasgow.

  • Descent: a play, a pie and a pint. Oran Mor
    1-2pm, 12th-17th Oct,  from £10
    A play, a pie and a pint is something of  a Glasgow institution. For the festival, they’re taking a look at a couple struggling to  keep their love alive in the face of dementia. This piece takes a head-on look at the difficult emotions, but also explores the passion of love and courage.
  • Passionate about everything. Leverndale Hospital
    Thur 22 Oct, 6-9, free
    An exhibition of the best work created in Leverndale Hospital over the last year. Some powerful feelings, expressed in art, crafts, photography and more.
  • Ida’s Diary. Platform at the Bridge
    Sun 25 Oct, 2.15-3.15
    This Norwegian film looks right up our street. It’s put together using footage from the diary of Ida: a young woman living with Borderline Personality Disorder. The film looks at finding hope and courage, through her own eyes.

There’s lots more to see and do. You can download the brochure here or visit the SMHAFF website to find out more. 







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