I artikel; ''An exploration of artists’ perspectives of participatory arts and health projects for people with mental health needs (2013), UK.'' av K.L. Margrove, J. Pope, G.M. Mark. Har dem intervjuat konstnärer som jobbar just med deltagarbaserad konst med inriktning på mentala hälsan hos dessa deltagare. I intervjuen har dem försökt fånga det som händer hos deltagare och hos konstnärerna som jobbar i frågan. Dem skriver;
''Participants described perceived positive benefits of participatory arts and health courses, including developing friendships, self-expression and creativity, a non-judgmental environment, along with key issues arising, including managing challenging behaviours and provision of follow-on options.''
Även kommenterar två av konstnärerna detta;
´´A lot of people, I think, don’t know how to talk about their feelings, and a lot of the time that can come out through their artwork.’’ (Amber, participatory arts - artist)
’’It’s definitely being creative that helps people’s mental health because you’re giving people a positive outlet to turn all that negativity into something positive by trying out a new medium.’’ (Suzie, participatory arts - artist)
I en annan artikel ''The art of recovery: outcomes from participatory arts activities for people using mental health services (2018).'' av Theodore Stickley, Nicola Wright & Mike Slade. Skriver dem om människor som aktivt söker stöd, och hur den deltagarebaserade konsten är starkt länkat till ''recovery outcomes''.
''There is evidence of a strong relationship between participatory arts activities and recovery outcomes. The role of human relationships in the practice of community-based participatory group art-making is significant, through both the positive relationship between artist and participant and amongst participants themselves. Because these activities are community-based, participatory arts programmes may be effective in the promotion of social inclusion as indicated by Secker et al. (2009) and in more recent years, others have developed methods for assessing this kind of social recovery (Marino, 2015). As well as promoting recovery and social inclusion, it is observed that participatory arts may also help with self-expression and confidence building which in turn are empowering and hope-building.''