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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

By EMeyer 11 Oct 2017

Check out the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Hi folks,

You may have read about the University of Glasgow launching its new Mental Health Action Plan to help support both staff and students across the University as well as having seen some uofgliving articles.

But, did you also know that there is a yearly Mental Health Arts Festival in Glasgow?

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This festival running from 10th October - 29th October is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature.

The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland from 10-29 October, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. We celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.

Launched in 2007, SMHAF has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the world, with over 300 events and 25,000 attendees across Scotland each October. Its innovative approach, combining high quality artistic events with community led programming and a social justice agenda, has been replicated internationally.

Do check out the events listing here 

All the best from your UofGLiving team

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