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The Feel Happy Fix Live

Wednesday 11th March 2015





​Young People Fixing Mental Health

With figures showing that one in ten UK school children has a diagnosable mental health disorder, Fixers are taking action.

The Feel Happy Fix Live 2015, supported by Simplyhealth, took place in London on 11th March, giving 16 to 25-year-olds a forum to help improve young people’s mental health. 

At the unique event they were asked to draw on their own experiences to propose practical solutions to make their generation happier. Their ideas have been included in a report that has been launched in Westminster.


Click here to read the report. 

The 70 young people who contributed on the day are already campaigning on issues such as eating disorders, depression and self-harm.

Feedback following The Feel Happy Fix Live has been overwhelmingly positive, with many Fixers and delegates taking to social media to share their thoughts on the day.

See more feedback here…



The Feel Happy Fix Live

The one-day event included a series of focus groups led by the young people themselves. The issues discussed during these sessions were based on the findings from 16 regional workshops that took place across the UK in February 2015, where Fixers had the chance to identify the key points of concern for young people with mental health conditions.

The six workshops were:

Feel Happy at Home Feel Happy in the Media
Feel Happy at School Feel Happy at Work
Feel Happy in Healthcare Feel Happy at Play


In the afternoon, a Question Time style debate, hosted by TV presenter Anna Williamson and Simone Thorogood, from the Fixers Broadcast Team, was recorded for broadcast. The tables were turned on the debate’s usual format with Fixers comprising the expert panel. Click play on the right to watch the debate.




“I was delighted to be a part of this. I myself have had a well-publicised history of mental health issues having been diagnosed with general anxiety in 2005.

"This was a chance to hear the voices of young people. It really is about them and changing things for others around the country.”Anna Williamson, Presenter.


     The Feel Happy Fix 2015 is proudly supported by healthcare provider Simplyhealth.


“We’re delighted to be supporting The Feel Happy Fix. By raising awareness of mental health disorders in young people, it is hoped that the campaign will help to foster a better understanding of what it means to be a young person living with a mental health condition in the UK and the support networks available. We’re proud to be a part of this campaign and commend those Fixers who will be sharing their own personal experiences of living with a mental health disorder at events across the UK during 2015.”

Special thanks to The London Studios for hosting The Feel Happy Fix debate, which will be filmed for broadcast.

Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

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