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Programme Strand: Mental Health

Mental illnessis one of Scotland’s major public health challenges, with around one in three people estimated to be affected by mental health issues and 1 in 10 children from the age of 5 to 16 with a diagnosable mental illness. There is considerable stigma surrounding this topic and the majority of people suffering from mental health problems have experienced some form of discrimination. We have chosen this strand at the Film Festival because of it’s huge importance and because we feel that film can be used to share peoples experiences and fight against stigma. We aim to provide a safe space for learning and holding important conversations about the different issues people face.

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Saturday 16th November 2019

16:00 to 17:30Short Film – MIND MAPS

Short Film Screening
MIND MAPS -   A short Film programme exploring the nooks and crannies of the mind. This collection of films explores the wide range of both positive and negative experiences relating to the mind, including mental health, growing up, grief and imagination. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

17:30 to 19:00Short Film – The Empowered

Short Film Screening
The Empowered is a series of short films that tell stories about how people have pushed back against the challenges of society and owned it! Own it! - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

15:15 to 16:45Mental Health and the Media

Panel Discussion
Join us for an important conversation about the positive and negative implications of working with and within the media - Tickets & Info »
Location: Main Space

21:00 to 23:00The Party’s Just Beginning

Feature Film Screening
Karen Gillan's soon to be released debut feature as writer and director - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

Sunday 17th November 2019

13:30 to 14:30Short Film – The Empowered

Short Film Screening
The Empowered is a series of short films that tell stories about how people have pushed back against the challenges of society and owned it! Own it! - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema

15:00 to 16:00Short Film – MIND MAPS

Short Film Screening
A short Film programme exploring the nooks and crannies of the mind. This collection of films explores the wide range of both positive and negative experiences relating to the mind, including mental health, growing up, grief and imagination. - Tickets & Info »
Location: Red Cinema
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