I was diagnosed with post-natal depression and was drinking every day.I tried to hide my feelings and thought they’d go away with alcohol.The first few drinks would elevate my mood, so I’d keep drinking. But the more I drank, the more unstable I became, so what I was trying to achieve wasn’t working.My Fixers project is to encourage young people with mental health issues to seek help, rather than turning to drink or drugs.I hope to inspire people to speak to someone they trust, rather than trying to manage their problems alone.* Note: Fixers sometimes go beyond the 16-25 year age bracket while working on their Fix.
Psychotherapist, Allene HatherellAllene supports my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my TV film.
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.