Drama students at Inverness College have teamed up with the charity Mikeysline to raise awareness of mental health.
Third year students studying drama and performance wrote, directed and starred in their very own short film, called Autumn Collapse, which tells the story of two people’s struggles with their own mental health battles, and the different ways they dealt with their issues.
The film also highlighted Mikeysline, which provides support to people enduring issues like loneliness and depression.
One of the students, Laura Walker, said the project was designed to send a “positive message”.
She said: “What we love about this video is that it portrays real experiences.
A lot of people struggling with mental health difficulties feel alone, but hearing first-hand of others peoples struggles and knowing they’ve managed to get help, and for many, are now supporting others, it’s really powerful.
“This short film has a really positive message – that there is a way through when they feel in such a dark place.”
Ron Williamson, the founder of Mikeysline, said: “We would like to thank and congratulate all involved in the making of this poignant film, which has been made with a degree of empathy and a depth of understanding far beyond their years.
“Mikeysline is proud of the excellent level of engagement we have with the staff and students at Inverness College UHI, and thank them all for their continued support.”
The short film will be shown at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness in May.
To find out more about the charity visit www.mikeysline.co.uk