What clients say
"I had so much benefit... real lasting benefits that I've been able to carry on with on my own, like a new way of doing things and different methods of coping. I think I got more from it than I ever thought possible."
"I really feel that it has given me a lot more tools to deal with the things I need to deal with."
"It's had a profound impact. I consider this to be the most successful thing that has happened in my mental health history. I have taken away what I did there and used it."
"I don't feel a prisoner of my depression anymore. I can't tell you how much that means. I'd rather die than go through another dark time like the last one. But this has given me a new way of being shown a different way of coping with being me."
"There have been enormous changes in how I cope now. I don't think realistically I could have hoped for much more from it."
"I've had profound and lasting benefits from this work."
The service users' views about the experience of art therapy are from clients at the Creative Therapies Service, Exeter.