"Your team were amazing who came to site and delivered the sessions with our Associates. It was very well received by all. In total we held 8 sessions over the 2 days 4 on each day. In total there were 73 people who attended the sessions. We even managed to hold a session with our night shift associates. We can’t thank you enough for the sessions everyone loved it."
"Your music group with our service users especially the younger ones has proved to be very popular. They enjoy it hugely and improves their confidence and self-esteem. For some it is the highlight of the week. It helps in keeping their mood up and it seems to have an excellent antidepressant effect."
"I was using the music studio to learn to create music on the computer and I found that I started to open up about how I’m feeling. It was suggested that I started to work with a counsellor to talk about some of the thoughts that I was having. Seeing my counsellor has really helped me to understand how much I was holding in. I feel much lighter now."
"Through seeing my counsellor every week, I have managed to deal with some issues that I have had since I was bullied as a teenager. I used to feel so anxious about going into new situations and meeting new people, now I feel calmer and can manage better now."
"Engaging in 1-1 therapy helped me make sense of what I was experiencing, I felt calmer, as if the yawning black hole is getting gradually smaller. The suicidal thoughts have receded."
(after 12 weeks counselling)
"Being with Ipsum has improved my confidence quite a lot, and also kept my depression at bay. Speaking weekly with my therapist keeps my mood steady, if I didn't have this support, I dread to think how isolated I would become. I hope to find voluntary work or paid work in the future."