The Drug of Art

by Alison Lapper: The Drug of Art Project in Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom


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The Drug of Art project uses art to help young people with their mental health and wellbeing by combating isolation and loneliness.

by Alison Lapper: The Drug of Art Project in Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom

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Beverlie Brock 29th June 2022

Alison, such a lovely tribute to your beautiful boy. Ella and I have such fond memories of Parys. We will never forget him. Alison, you are an inspiration to us all. Xxx

Andrew Jarred 16th June 2022

Amazing advocacy from the awesome Alison Lapper. So glad to support this project ao that Parys’ death wasn’t in vain and we can help more young people through the drug of art.

amanda-bingley 10th June 2022

Wholeheartedly supporting the project to work towards improving vital mental health services for young people. Its a brilliant idea.

chris white-smith 4th June 2022

A pleasure for Jo and I to meet you today Ali. You are an inspiration to so many and I have pleasure in making this donation. Best of luck with the project

Bobby Summa 2nd June 2022

Hi, having experienced mental health issues for many years myself I feel particularly clise to this project. Also as an amateur electronic musician, I fully understand the therapeutic help that can come from the expression of ones feelings through creating. An idea i have is to include creating music as part of the project. Having both professional musicians and amateurs like myself get involved to attempt to inspire and support young people through music. If Alison or others involved are interested, feel free to email me at [email protected] Have as good a day as you can!

Albertino Bastos Silva y Estrella 1st June 2022

In the past few years, I have been so touched by Alison Lapper's experience, especially when you had the chance to meet with Parys, an amazingly gorgeous and so kind young man, her son. I had the pleasure of meeting with Alison several times, she is an amazing woman and a so talented artist. I am thrilled to be part of this project with my contribution and being able to help people who are struggling with mental health. Art is the best healthy way to heal the world. Thank you ever so much, Alison. Lots of hugs! Albertino.

Susan Leftly 31st May 2022

I have followed Alison and Pary's story over the years through the Child Of Our Times programme and I think this is a wonderful tribute to the memory of her beautiful boy. Art helped me through the first lockdown when I lost my dad and didn't know where to turn. Good luck with this amazing project.

Emma Pearce 30th May 2022

Hello Victoria and all the Team at The Drug of Art Good luck - you are doing an amazing job! Best wishes Emma and the team at Pearce Marketing :-)

Fiona Urquhart 24th May 2022

You are an incredible inspiration to us all. I am so sorry for your loss and I hope this programme leaves a lasting legacy to your beautiful son, Keep up the great work and I hope you get a small bit of comfort from all the good it will do for our young people.

Lina Clerke 18th May 2022

Thankyou dear Ali for creating such a beautiful and uplifting way to support our fragile young ones, and to honour your precious son.


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