Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival - Lanarkshire 2023

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF) is one of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature.

After the success of previous festival campaigns, Lanarkshire is delighted to announce their participation in the 17th Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. This year’s theme is ‘REVOLUTION’ & will be running from 4th – 22nd October 2023. The aim of the festival is to promote positive attitudes towards mental health, mental illness, support and recovery, and to effect significant cultural change through the insights and influences of the creative arts. The festival fundamentally seeks to strengthen the links between arts, community and public organisations.

This year’s festival will see more than 30 events taking place across Lanarkshire including workshops, visual arts, dance, music, spoken word, crafts, discussions & multi arts. To view the full programme go to

Amplifying Artistry Podcast

In this series, North Lanarkshire Council will be chatting with creative people who live and work in North Lanarkshire, exploring their unique stories, and witness first-hand the magic that happens when passion meets revolutionary desire to create.

You can listen to this podcast using the audio player below or by searching for “North Lanarkshire Amplifying Artistry” on your favourite podcasting platform.

Flash Report - SMHAF 2023

Flash Report - SMHAF 2023

Flash Report - SMHAF 2023