“Really enjoyed it. Trainers were very informative and open about sharing their own personal experiences.”

Rachel, Social Work Manager– No Man Is an Island.

“Enjoyed the training, we were all able to participate and your knowledge and sharing of your history was really good...I will be able to support foster carers in preparing their young person.” 

Viv, Supervising Social Worker – No Man Is an Island.

“I enjoyed talking about what I have been through and what others have been through. I will always try my best and never give up and enjoy my story and never be scared.”

UQ, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“It was very interesting, made me think about ways to approach the conversations about moving on...I have been given the tools to have conversations with T.”

Devine , Foster Carer – Interdependence.

“It was a good experience talking about my experiences.

Everyone had a similar past to me and I am not alone.”

JJ, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“Brilliant, I enjoyed everything. We are all brave and brilliant.”

TB, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“It was really good I would come again, I enjoyed everything. I will always think of myself as worthy and I will do what I have learnt and I will be great.”  

BHB, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“I loved it. I learnt that even when you are in care you can do something in your life, that you should believe in yourself and follow your dreams.”

C, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“I enjoyed it, finding out about everyone’s experience and no matter if you are in foster care you can be what you want.” 

MD, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“It was really insightful and helped me feel less alone. I enjoyed when everyone told their stories and have learnt how to express my emotions without shame and knowing people care. I will think back to it when I feel scared to talk.” K, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“I loved every second as it was very touching and everything we did had a meaning. I enjoyed the very end as it showed everyone’s story and showed their strength. I have learnt to dream and dream big. I think it’s shown me to not think everyone’s had an easy life.”

JN, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

 

“Very good, a lot to learn. I enjoyed hearing everyone speak so bravely and learnt you can be the best person you want to be and to never think bad about yourself.”

KQ, Young Person – Taking Back Our Narrative Residential.

“Awesome, inspiring, motivational, raw, real & heart warming, articulated with strength as adults. Beautiful portrayal, eloquently delivered. Creative, a different way of expressing abilities through art; I’ll be more creative, freedom in expression Thank you is an oversimplification. All the absolute best to you both for this exciting project.”

KLG, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“Excellent representation of labels given & how they stay with you. Very powerful...really makes you think. I will be looking at things more positively and redefining labels that are given.”

Anon, Care Experienced Adult

Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“It was very creative & stimulating, I particularly enjoyed the group participation. I will carry my positive words proudly and turn the negative into positive.”

TT, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“I enjoyed the poetry section – the word had meaning for me and showed the power of changing negative to positive.”

JR, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“Amazing pieces of artwork. Relaxed atmosphere, easy accessibility and great work on display and done by all. I particularly enjoyed the talking stick. Hope can be born from any situation. Made me think more about certain issues and to assert myself differently at times. Great day.”

DK, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“I enjoyed working together with others and supporting each other. The message I take away is knowing I AM ENOUGH. The talking stick will help not only with my family to stop and listen and talk but also with the children that come through my door.”

JM, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“I loved it all. Creativity frees people. I will take forward a louder more determined voice. It was amazing...Thank you x.”

AK, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“I enjoyed the ability to be hands on...change negatives into positives & reclaim ‘the positive self’. A good foundation & ideas I can use practically for self and for others.”

IA, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“Fantastic workshop which encouraged opening up of creativity + like Art Therapy. I particularly enjoyed collective creativity, fun, colour, glitter, boxes of magic. Helped me get back in touch with the creative process; could have carried on creating all day. I will take away how effective it can be to create a piece of art in unblocking my creative + writing block. I’ll start creating again. Promise! Love you lot.”

MF, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

I loved the accessible poetry. I loved the care in the room. I loved that I could speak without having to speak. I loved it all. You must get funding to take it to everyone!”

JC, Care Experienced Adult – Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop.

“Good to think and express things through art and different mediums. I enjoyed being hands on. Good to produce something. Good to express yourself through art.”

DJ, Care Experienced Adult

Reclaiming Our Narrative Workshop

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