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Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival
The Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival launch will take place on Thursday, 6th October at the Bike Shed in Merkinch (flyer) where Birchwood Highland will have a display of service user created artwork alongside poetry, films, and other exhibitions by other individuals and organisations.
We'll also be displaying a Seas the Day (flyer) installation at Eden Court for 2 weeks between 10th and 23rd October and finally host a film night at Eden Court on Thursday, 20th October featuring a screening of our short film on mental health awareness (screenshots below), followed by a feature film titled It’s Kind of a Funny Story. 

Tickets for the night are available at Eden Court. The prices are: Adult - £9.50; Concession - £8.50; U18s/student - £6.  

World Mental Health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year as an opportunity to raise "awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health."

The theme for this year's World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress. Find out more about World Mental Health Day here and get in touch if you're inspired to organise an awareness raising or fundraising event for Birchwood Highland. Otherwise, you could attend an upcoming event!

Running for Birchwood

Thank you to Stefano, Jess and Jake who ran this year's River Ness 10K and a huge thanks to our two marathon runners, Sabine and Estelle who were fantastic in their first ever marathon! The whole team raised a lot of much needed funds which will go towards the work we do supporting young people and adults experiencing mental ill health.

If you'd like to run for Birchwood Highland, whether it's the Brodie Castle 10k, the Loch Ness Marathon, or another event, just send us an email info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk

Upcoming Events

Quiz Night

Join us for our Quiz Night - a night of great prizes and hilarity at Dow's Bar & Bistro! Just £3 per person plus a great raffle and Dow's delicious meals on offer - what's not to like? Bring a team if you fancy... All proceeds to Birchwood Highland's Himalayas trek team.

Mad Hatters Tea Party

Businesses, local groups and individuals are invited to organise a Mad Hatters Tea Party to raise awareness about mental health and funds for Birchwood Highland and the vital work we do supporting people with mental ill health in the Highlands.

If you'd like to get involved, contact us for a fundraising pack.
Winter Raffle

Just £1 will give you the opportunity to win amazing prizes in our winter raffle! To buy tickets call 01463 236 507. Winners will be drawn on October 30th 2016. Prizes include:
  • A night of luxury at The Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness, with dinner, wine and a room for two - worth £200!
  • Prosecco Tea For Two at Loch Ness Country House Hotel
  • Ross County home game family ticket for two adults, two kids
  • £50 voucher for The Eastgate Shopping Centre, Inverness

Lost for Words?

Kit Tales, Cocktails and Mocktails

It was a night of cool lighting and even cooler talking when Kit Fraser took to a leather stool to discuss his new book How To Be Happy (It's Not Easy). Cocktails flowed and laughter was definitely the order of the day as Kit shared his mind with the crowd at the intimate soiree. Held at Kit's newest venue Glow Bar, above his legendary haunt Hootananny's in Inverness, the evening was a great success and we'll definitely be back for more cocktails and cool lighting very soon!  
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