New stretch target
Thanks to all. We've stretched out target to £250, having had our first performance and shared time with our audience of trainee practitioners, we'd love to be able to fund additional shows . We'd also perhaps be able to buy additional resources, having borrowed PA etc for this project . The more shows we can do the greater the audience and the greater the opportunity to reduce the stigma around mental health, which is our main aim. Thanks from The Pink 2-2 Media Group.
To promote our new play "Being Frank", which is an honest account of the effects of Mental Health issues which looks to aid discussion and remove the stigma associated with Mental Health issues
About the project
The Falkirk District Association of Mental Health [FDAMH] has been working with writer Katie White, who won Best British Short at the 2014 Iris Prize Festival, to create the play, ‘Being Frank’.
The group of writers and performers, from FDAMH’s Pink 2:2 Media Group, all have lived experience of mental ill health and much of the discrimination and stigma Frank faces is based on the real life experiences of those involved.Following the performance the actors and writers will hold a question and answer session with the audience, where they can ask questions about any aspect of what it is like to live with a mental health condition.The play, which has built on previous work by the FDAMH media group, will be performed to psychology students, nursing and social work students, Scottish Government workers and staff and Falkirk Council councillors.It is hoped that as well as helping to raise the confidence and self-esteem of those involved, the question and answer session will help to change behaviours and attitudes of audience members towards mental health.
I am to this end undertaking the 2015 5x50 challenge . To exercise daily , and to commit to either a 5k walk or an equivalent effort, for 50 days which helps you to develop a new routine in life. I'd like to get fit and lose pounds whilst raising pounds to help The Pink 2-2 Media group with this exciting work.