“We were all so excited when she started University. We just couldn't understand how she developed such a serious mental illness in such a short time. We hadn't even heard of 'psychosis' before! Arty-Folks helped her feel she was not on her own with this illness and us parents to come to terms and better understand."
Service User, 19 years old
“After a while I realised I am not ‘a problem’ or ‘an illness’, I was just struggling to understand how to deal with life’s difficulties. Arty-Folks gave me time and space to learn about myself and people around me who could understand what I was going through.”
Service User, 48 years old
"I was getting really frustrated because I just couldn't understand why medication didn't cure her. She attended Arty-Folks every week and then began doing more things for herself, one step at a time. It helped me understand that there was no quick fix, but that's ok."
Service User, 28 years old