Green Shoots Programme
In 2021 we delivered a green themed programme of activity during the pandemic.
The project was a celebration of our wellbeing, nature and the environment!
Events for Mental Health Awareness Week
Run Talk Run
Physio Alison Frith leads this new 5k running group for all abilities, offering a safe space to meet new people and talk about your mental health.
Book in advance via the MyCrew app.
Firm favourites from our 2019 festival, Craig and the Operation Play Outdoors team are back with socially distanced loose parts play sessions for pre-school children. One hour slots bookable on Eventbrite.
Jan, Catherine and Jo from The Wellbeing Rooms discuss our shared experiences and losses of the last year, and share tips to help us move on.
With Q&A discussion at the end.
Firm favourites from our 2019 festival, Craig and the Operation Play Outdoors team are back with socially distanced loose parts play sessions for primary school children. One hour slots bookable on Eventbrite.
Photo Contest Public Vote
Our Judging Panel has selected three images from each of the three age categories in the Photo Contest, Green Shoots - A Year in Lockdown, so that you can choose the winner.
Some fabulous artistic work. Thank you to everyone who entered.
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) returned for its 15th year from 3rd to 23rd May 2021, exploring the theme of ‘Normality?’ with a wide ranging programme of online and outdoor events.
SMHAF is one of Scotland’s biggest, most diverse festivals. Its unique approach – programmed from the grassroots up by a team of regional co-ordinators all across the country, in combination with a film and performance programme curated by the Mental Health Foundation – ensures it connects with audiences that other arts festivals often struggle to reach. It aims to explore how the arts and film can help prevent mental ill health, challenge mental health stigma, and encourage participation from people with lived experience.