Below is an email received by the service from the mother of one service user after the workshops sharing her experiences.
I'm sure you gain so much in your job from seeing young people begin to recover from difficult times & would share my happiness in seeing the change in C.E. since CAMHS took her under their wing just over a year ago. She was a very different girl in a very dark place and she has come such a long way in her recovery. Doing something like this has helped so much with her confidence and self-belief and she is starting to realise she has a lot to offer. I can't tell you how good that makes me feel as her mum because it gives me so much hope for the future.
This is why C.E. wanted to do the project so much. She wanted to thank CAMHS for helping her and is interested in helping other young people. I knew she would enjoy the video project from what Annie had said, but she has absolutely loved it. She has new friends and is going to join the WYP youth theatre in September. Best of all she is happy that she made such a good impression and I know she is proud that she could share her story and experiences. I think that is amazing - such a fantastic example and a great way to break down the stigma of mental illness. I couldn't be prouder of C.E.
Thank you again for a brilliant project. I wanted you to know how grateful I am.
Best wishes, Mum of C.E.
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