I was diagnosed with depression during university.
It was a strange feeling. I felt very lethargic and didn’t feel like doing anything.
Moving away from home to study was probably a major factor and was the first time I was really alone with my thoughts.
Thankfully, I'm a lot better now because I began to look at things with a bit more optimism after reaching out to those closest to me.
Doing things that would make me feel good and turning the negative into a positive, really helped.
I’m working with Fixers to inspire others dealing with mental health issues to stay positive and never lose hope.
My 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.
Shak & Natasha
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.