I was bullied growing up.I began to lose confidence in myself and felt isolated and undervalued – which eventually led to depression.Dealing with a mental health condition is hard enough, but what makes it even tougher is being misunderstood by adults, who can sometimes dismiss it as teenage angst or think it’s just a phase.With Fixers, my team and I want to educate medical professionals, decision-makers, teachers and parents about mental ill health in young people.We hope to help them realise that it is a serious matter, so that others like me feel more able to seek the support they need.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
SimplyhealthOur Fixers project is supported by Simplyhealth which helps people care for their everyday health through health cash plans, dental plans and independent living solutions.
With over 140-years of history in the healthcare market, the organisation is working in partnership with Fixers to help support young people to have their voices heard on the subject of mental health.
Laura Abbott, a youth worker with Chilypep, supports our Fix. She's helped facilitate our project.
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills