Renfrewshire Council

Youth Mental Health Arts Festival

What's on: Renfrewshire's Youth Mental Health Arts Festival

Renfrewshire's first Youth Mental Health Arts Festival starts today (Friday 4 May) as part of Scotland's Year of Young People.

Here's the lowdown on this weekend's activities.

Creative Showcase | Multi-art

Creative Showcase (YMHAF)

When: Friday 4 May 2018 19:00:00 
Where: Paisley Arts Centre 

Come along and see how young people are using arts to express themselves and issues affecting their mental health or those around them.

Renfrewshire's debut Youth Mental Health Arts Festival will feature dance, music, short films, short stories and poetry.


#YoungMindsMatter | Community

#YouthMindsMatter (YMHAF)

When: Saturday 5 May 2018 12:00:00 
Where: Paisley Arts Centre 

A space for young people and families to come along and to check out organisations involved in youth work, arts and mental health including Suzanne Baines (You Matter Always), Theatre Nemo, Create Paisley and more.



Well Digital | Workshop

Well Digital (YMHAF)

When: Saturday 5 May 2018 13:00:00 
Where: Paisley Arts Centre 

A digital workshop for young people aged 12-21 led by Paisley YMCA.

Try out the latest digital tools and technology, learn some new ways to express yourself and even play around with Virtual Reality and expressing your emotions through emoticons.


Inside Out | Film

Inside Out (YMHAF)

When: Saturday 5 May 2018 16:00:00 
Cost: £2 adult / £1 conc. 
Where: Paisley Arts Centre 

Come along and enjoy family movie afternoon featuring Disney Pixar's award winning movie inside out. Watch Riley struggle with her emotions as she moves to a new city and school. Suitable for all ages.



Youth Film Competition | Film

Youth Film Competition (YMHAF)

When: Sunday 6 May 2018 16:00:00 
Where: Paisley Arts Centre 

An afternoon featuring films from young people around the theme of 'beginnings' or 'mental health'.

This youth film competition will show the winning entries from young people around Scotland.


Amy Conway's Super Awesome World | Theatre

Amy Conway's Super Awesome World (YMHAF)

When: Sunday 6 May 2018 19:00:00 
Cost: £10 (£6 conc) + bkg fee* 
Where: Paisley Arts Centre 
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Join Amy on a video game adventure like no other. Battle the minions of fear, loneliness and despair using your collective powers of human connection and emotional resilience. Only together can we slay the Darkness!

Become Amy's allies in an interactive experience that asks difficult questions and quests for elusive sparks of joy in the deep dark multi-user dungeons of the soul. Super Awesome World explores, through the prism of gaming, what depression is like and what it is like to fight it.

*please note: a £1 service charge per transaction applies for bookings made by phone or online. There is no service charge for tickets purchased in person or for tickets booked by phone and later collected from the Box Office.


We hope you have a great weekend celebrating youth arts. If you are posting on social media, use hashtag #YOYP2018 to showcase your experience.