Get Wise have teamed up with The Futures Group to transform the lives of 8 very lucky people who have been dreaming of the opportunity to share their experiences with others in order to help others who may be struggling with mental health problems, disability or isolation.
This project is funded by funded by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

“Such an amazing 10 week programme I really enjoyed it!” Beth

“It was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it, it was entertaining.. I’d like to do it more often. It was fun to see how it all came out in the end as a whole result of what we filmed....It has helped with my skills on the computer so if I have to do videos and stuff, I know how to do it next time... That (workshop leading) helped with my confidence and speaking in front of people a lot, ‘cause normally I wouldn’t even have spoken but now I can.” Joe

“I think it’s good that I got the chance to make that video so that I can show people that if they’ve had a similar life to me, that they’re not on their own... I think it shows that if I have the confidence to do something totally unthinkable like talk about a really personal subject then I think it proves that I can be confident enough to do a job that requires confidence.” Michael

“I think it went very well (the project) and I think it might help me with the future ahead of me.. making me confident and more independent.” Josh

“It’s helped me realise how good I am and I’m more happy talking about how I am (Aspergers) and how I want to improve.” Will