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Allie

Allie

Name: Allie Mackinnon
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Peebles, Scottish Borders
Campaign: To encourage more support for students with mental health issues

Having faced my own struggles, I know how hard it can be to live with a mental health issue.

 

Unfortunately, I feel that many young people who are experiencing such problems don't know where to turn to and can often feel extremely isolated.

 

For our Fixers campaign, my group and I are hoping to educate teachers and young people about spotting the signs of mental health issues in others.

 

It’s my view that the subject isn’t really talked about, so hopefully by increasing understanding in schools, we can help teaching staff be better equipped to direct young people toward the support they need.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix: 

 

Casey Thomson

Heather Rainey

Jasmine Barton

Kirsty Bond

Madeleine Devlin

Meghan Doran

Oliver Levine

Rachael Hood

Reuben Burgess

Samantha Connolly

Scott Blair

Sean Scott

Mental Health Foundation

Chris O’Sullivan, Policy Development Manager at the Foundation, supported the Fix by providing an interview for the broadcast item. In it he explained more about mental health issues in young people.

 

December 2014

I met with my MP David Mundell and spoke to him about my Fixers campaign. He was very supportive of the project and asked me to keep him posted on the progress of the Fix.

 

Fixer Allie Mackinnon with MP David Mundell

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