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.
Tilly and Bella
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.