How it Felt


Contact Details

Deborah Chapman

Organisation Info

Charity No: SCO 538594
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 6.00pm
Aims: "How It Felt" is a Dundee based social enterprise service providing supervised and interactive Puppet building, drama and film making workshops. “How It Felt” is run by Director Deborah Chapman. A Duncan of Jordanstone Graduate.The project began as a short film puppet project based on the public expressing themselves and their
families affected by ADHD.Deborah’s main education is in the arts but she also has experience in her professional and personal life which has driven her passion surrounding mental health issues. Over the last three years she has taken training courses in Mental Health First Aid and other classes relating to various mental health conditions and care. Through the art of puppetry she has facilitated workshops relating to these themes where she combines and provides this art form as expression by giving a voice to all ages.Focusing mainly on but not limited to mental and emotional health issues that can be difficult to talk about and often misunderstood.
We offer a service and product for people with social and emotional challenges a way to express their needs and feeling in a creative and fun way that helps reduce stigma and can help them integrate better into their communities by giving them a voice.

Volunteer Screening:  Yes
Expenses Paid:  Yes
Insurance Cover:   No
Volunteer Policy:   No

What They Do:
Volunteers help out with practical hands on tasks during workshops catering to the needs or our participants. Volunteers are also welcome to gain creative and stock taking experience by helping out with prepping materials and equipment then how transporting them for each workshop. They can also gain experience of working and engaging with the public, facilitating workshops, how to organize and communicate with venues, working with young people, working with vulnerable people, risk assessment, creative skills within the arts, stock taking, how to manage stalls and cash floats, team building and communication skills. This could also involve working on film projects and learning how to use photography and film making cameras and planning out a shooting schedule. Gain knowledge in editing film and sound software such as adobe Premiere Pro and izotope and Photoshop. Also software packages such as Microsoft word, adobe acrobat etc.

Volunteers have to be at least 15 years old. A PVG would be of benefit but in certain cases we could help them to apply and pay PVG fees.