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Andy D

Andy D

Name: Andy Dunne
Age: 24
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Campaign: To encourage men to talk about their mental health issues

When I was about 15 or 16, I was mugged. I thought I'd got over it, but I really hadn't dealt with it at all.

 

During the worst times, I was a complete recluse. I stayed in, I didn't do anything, and I didn't really speak to my friends.

 

I had heart palpitations and felt lethargic so I just ended up sitting in my room all day and all night.

 

Eventually I went to see a counsellor and I felt so much better.

 

I know that young men really do struggle due to the stigma that is attached to speaking up if you're a man.

 

I hope that by talking about what I’ve been through, it will encourage men to stand up and talk about their problems.

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