Student Spotlight
Stacey Jones

Stacey Jones

Before coming to Wolverhampton Adult Education I attended an Art for Health group at West Park Hospital after being diagnosed with Anti–NMDA Receptor Encephalitis in 2009. The condition causes serve inflammation of the brain as a result of problems with the immune system. I have found that Art has helped me to overcome my illness and improve my confidence and self-esteem. When I first arrived at the Adult Education Service I had very little confidence, low self-esteem, I didn't like change and felt very alone.
During my time with the Service I have met a variety of different people and made new friends, which has impacted on my self-esteem and enabled me to feel less isolated and a valuable part of a learning community. During my time at the Service I went from studying an Art 4 Health Course to General Art and then went on to complete an Access to Art and Design course in 2011. Since then I have gone on to study a BA (Bachelor of Arts) with Honours in Applied Art and Design at the University of Wolverhampton.
My future hope is to become an Art Therapist and inspire others to benefit from my experience. I would like to say to anyone who has suffered from Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis that, I have experienced what you are going through and would like to encourage you to do the same as me and try something new.

Last modified on Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:25

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