Every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue and 1 in 100 will suffer from a serious mental illness.  Stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues remain a massive problem and you could be part of the global movement to break boundaries and take action to help those suffering.

Naturally, Glasgow supports World Mental Health Day 2017 in a light-hearted manner, with a comedy night at our favourite club, The Stand.

Established in 1992, World Mental Health Day takes place annually on the 10th of October.  In Scotland, this day is part of a week-long series of events- with the main objective being to raise awareness and mobilise efforts to support the work of key charities. Events included the Dignity Walk in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park on Sunday and the launch of a collaborative exhibition created by artists to express their experiences of mental health issues called “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”.

Glasgow’s comedy event will take place at The Stand on Wednesday the 11th of October and supports the work of Mind Scotland – an established mental health charity working to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness. Over 90,000 people rely on the aid of Mind Scotland and this number is growing as our understanding of mental health is increasing.

 

Hosted by Billy Kirkwood, the comedy night is set up to be a massive success with short sketches by Chris Forbes, Ashley Storrie and Donald Alexander and a headlining act by the brilliant Gary Little.

“Gary Little is one of the most consistent and funny acts in Scottish comedy.  He is recognised as a master storyteller and is a regular headliner at many of the top comedy clubs in the UK”  Big Gary Little

Doors open at 7:30 and the show begin at 8:30. Tickets are £10 payable by cash at the door and all proceeds will go directly to the charity.  Make sure you get down early to support this inspirational charity and join us to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day.

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