Glowing finale for Mind Your Head mental health month

A cinema screening and a glow in the dark party are being planned to bring the curtain down on Shetland’s month of promoting mental health and wellbeing.

Tomorrow night Mareel will host a screening of The List along with the three short films produced by local charity Mind Your Head which focused on men’s mental health issues.

The List is a film of Stellar Quines Theatre Company’s award-winning play created for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The story is centred around one woman and her struggle to adjust to rural life. Increasingly isolated, she keeps life in order through obsessive list making where remembering to do something or neglecting it becomes the difference between life and death.

The film will be accompanied by the three Mind Your Head short films, and followed by a panel discussion around the issues raised by the films.

On Friday the final event of the month will be Shetland’s first glow in the dark Jazzercise class, organised by tutor Toyah Irvine.

She is hosting it on behalf of the mental health charity and said: “This is a dance class in the dark under UV lightning we want people to wear white, bright, neon and fluorescent clothing. You are the light on the night”

The event is being held at the TA building in Lerwick starting at 7pm but doors will be open at 5.30pm when neon face and body painting and glow products will be available to purchase. Tickets are available on the door and the bar will be open afterwards. All proceeds go to Mind Your Head.

Anouska Civico, of Mind Your Head, said: “It’s going to be a really exciting two days for us. To see our films on the big screen at Mareel is fantastic. All three of the films have been so well received and have by far exceeded our expectations.

“All three of the guys who took part will be participating in the Q and A session afterwards alongside me. The Jazzercise event will be a great end to what’s been a very busy month within Shetland and reinforces the real support we have for the charity within the community.

“People like Toyah don’t have to do these events for us but have chosen to, to help raise funds for us. I would like to say a huge thank you to Toyah and Mareel for making this possible.”


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