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Living with Trauma film to premiere at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival!

What does living with trauma feel like for different people? Join us for the premiere of this short film at the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Festival.

is the opening event for the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Festival 2023. Don’t miss this inspiring and thought-provoking day of performances, live music, discussions, film screening, participatory workshops and more.

Living With Trauma premieres at the cinema in the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) as part of the Manifesto event. The film uses storytelling, photography and artwork to explore different experiences of living with trauma. Chloe, Laura, Holly, Martin and Ruth who make up the * lived experience group created the film.

The group came together to inform the design of services for people living with trauma and/or who have been given a diagnosis of personality disorder. As a peer group they have found their voice and want to share their perspectives and experiences more widely.

Join members of the group for the premiere of their new film which aims to increase understanding of the reality of living with trauma. There will be a post screening panel discussion at this event exploring key themes from the film.


Manifesto is an all day event taking place on Wednesday 4 October at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Our Living with Trauma film premiere and panel discussion are part of this event. Day passes for Manifesto are available on a sliding scale of £15 / £10 / £5 and enable you to book for five events during the day.

Find out how to on the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival website.

To ensure that everyone can access this event, free passes are available upon request at

*With Us, For Us is a partnership project between Scottish Recovery Network and VOX Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland commissioned the initial project.