Having experienced mental health issues myself, I know how difficult they can be for a young person to deal with.
Many people keep their problems quiet because they fear being ridiculed or not taken seriously, especially in school.
With Fixers, my team and I have helped to create a poster campaign to increase understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is something I have experienced.
It aims to show that PTSD can often be the root cause of other mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
I hope the campaign will encourage others with similar problems to realise it’s never too late to get help and that speaking out is the first step towards recovery.
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.