Participant Stories & Case Studies

“I thought I’d be hopeless but I’ve really enjoyed it and I find it very relaxing. I’m quite proud of myself with what I’ve achieved”

“I feel proud”

“When I heard about Bazooka Arts and the projects they were running I was nervous and apprehensive about coming along. I wasn’t sure if my art skills were good enough to come along.”

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Creating confidence through drama

When this 6-week course first ran in Coatbridge, it attracted a high number of referrals from agencies supporting people with mental health problems and learning disabilities

 

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Art – helping with grief

“At first I thought I could not face going out and meeting people. My friend assured me that everyone she had met there was very friendly.”

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Therapeutic Drama

Julia came to the project despite having to struggle really hard with depression.

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“I was amazed at what I could do”

“I’m 53 years old. I love arty things and enjoy learning something new. I’m Bipolar and I find that art helps express my feelings.”

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Art providing respite from caring

Caring for two relatives left Bernadette feeling on a downward spiral of depression-  until she was offered a helping hand.

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“My artwork expresses my personality”

“I wanted to be a part of this project as I wanted something to do that is therapeutic and something that I enjoy doing”

 

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