After seeing a friend of mine deal with depression, I know how mental health issues can damage people’s lives.
She’d become really quiet whenever she was down and didn’t let people know how she was feeling.
I found that just listening gave her a sense that she wasn’t alone.
She is doing a lot better now and I feel there needs to be more of a dialogue around the issue of mental health in young people.
With Fixers, my team and I have created a poster campaign to encourage more people to open up about their feelings.
Hopefully, it will inspire others to talk about their problems, which I believe is the key towards recovery.
I would like to thank Sarah Linden and Alexander Mercer for helping me with this Fix.
East Kent College
Julian Streader supported our Fix by helping to facilitate the project.
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.