“This is educational and inspiring for everyone involved” was one student’s response to Pink 2:2’s latest performance of ‘Being Frank’ and is typical of the feedback the group is receiving – there is no doubt that ‘Being Frank’ is proving an excellent tool in the education of future mental health workers. The latest leg of the performance took place in Stirling University’s Macrobert Arts Centre to an audience of student Mental Health Nurses and trainee Social Workers. Supported by the wonderful technicians at the Macrobert’s Playhouse Theatre, the group gave a sterling performance that raised cheers and applause. The subsequent Question and Answer session was excellent, with pertinent and intelligent questions from the students leading to some wonderful discussions between the group and the audience. Students particularly value the openness of the cast, telling us that they find the opportunity for frank discussion invaluable in their own developing understanding of mental health issues. Such was the success of the event that the Head Of Department, Sandy McOmish, is keen to utilise the skills and experience of the group members in the future.
The group members would like to say a huge thank you to all the Stirling University and Macrobert staff for their support in putting on this event. Everyone the group encountered were friendly, accommodating and helped to make the whole experience fun, easy and enjoyable. The group is also delighted that the event was filmed by the university’s AirTV, and are looking forward to watching the completed edit – from “behind the sofa” apparently, but we don’t think you need have anything to fear Pink 2:2!