After months of painting jungles, galaxies and the deep sea, artist Robyn Woolston laid down her brush to celebrate the completion of her project. Robyn was commissioned to bring more colour to waiting areas and clinic spaces used by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) at Stirling Health and Care Village and The Manor in Camelon. As her murals began appearing, there was an enthusiastic response with the end result being described as “amazing.”
Robyn said: “It has been a really exciting chapter within CAMHS at NHS Forth Valley by changing the former bland beige decor into spaces that feel inspiring, resonant and reflective of service users’ aspirations.”
The final artwork also features designs created by young people who attend CAMHS services which were produced together over a series of engagement sessions held by Robyn. One of the young artists designed a so-called Huggle Monster and Doughnut Ferris which he proudly presented on the celebration day.
The success of the art residency has led to further initiatives for young people attending CAMHS with a series of creative workshops now offered on a weekly basis by Artlink Central. Further sessions are also planned in collaboration with the Macrobert Arts Centre.