Ursula Joy – ‘Daredevil’
Founder of Project DARE! Ursula draws on her own experience of being a patient of both primary and secondary mental health services to create and inspire (along with other people with lived experience) the DARE! Sessions.
Ursula says “I find theatre, arts, group work and collaboration with people with lived experience within mental and public health changes lives. At Project DARE! we are able to provide the environment for people to feel empowered to make changes on their own, long after the course has completed”.
“Ursula is a fantastic leader. So fun. So considerate, creative, made it so enjoyable& relevant to self-development”
“Ursula really knows how to engage the class and bring out the best in everyone”
“fun, bubbly, awesome and a fantastic course leader”! thank you!!”
“You’ve been so encouraging and inspiring. You have met each of us at our level and made us feel we are ok to be who we are. You’ve challenged us without pushing us over the edge”
“Very passionate and giving of herself 150-200% to her role with great love and laughter. A natural healer”
Ursula Joy is daredevil for Project Dare. This means it is her job to guide you through the exercises and help you achieve your Dares!
Bijal Chandria – ‘Screamer’
Bijal began her Daring journey in 2013 when she volunteered to help out with the classes. Bijal is a qualified teacher and met Ursula on a drama teaching course at London’s CityLit college. Ursula snapped her up as quicker than you can blink and the rest is history!”Bijal is a courageous and hard-working lady. Her passion for drama, teaching and belief that every person should adore their body shines through. You will find Bijal energetic, compassionate and attentive to your needs” Ursula Joy
Ryan Evans – ‘DareCam Man’
Ryan is P.D’s official cameraman. He helps us record journeys through select Project Dare Sessions and also records awesome videos of our promotions at events.
NB// We take written consent for any materials used and are happy to edit someone out if you would prefer not to be filmed, however, we think you might surprise yourself!
“Very easy to talk too/ be around. So respectful & puts me at ease”
“Ryan was nice company. Helped us feel at ease even though the camera is scary for me – I felt much more comfortable. Really looking forward to seeing the pictures and videos”!
Nicol Marquis – ‘Dareographer’
Nicol is the newest member of our Dare family, our resident photographer.
Nicol is bursting with passion, energy and creativity- so a natural fit for Dare! Now-a-days digital media forms a vital part of our lives it can often feel like we are on show. For people like myself (who have worried about their bodies), having a photo taken can be fraut with worry. How we feel about ourselves in photographs can trigger deep emotions which we will explore on the course.
Nicol will provide each Darer with a picture of themselves in all their natural, beautiful glory.
Its not likely you’ll see Roxanna during your time on the Sessions, but rest assure she’s busying away behind the scenes ensuring our outcome and measuring procedures are top notch and is working alongside Ursula Joy to ensure Project Dare remains the most innovative and relevant programme available in the UK.