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Connor Moody-Russell

Connor Moody-Russell

Name: Connor Moody-Russell
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2017
Location: Southampton
Campaign: To encourage young men to feel happy about how they look

I used to feel disgusted when I saw a reflection of myself. I didn’t want to be that person.

 

I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety but I’m pretty sure I was suffering from a condition called Body Dysmorphia. Basically, you look in the mirror and you hate what you see.

 

I think society puts pressure on young people about how they should look -  through magazines, through social media: where you see these broad men and skinny women. It’s all photoshopped but everyone thinks they’ve got to look like that.

 

I want young men to speak out if they think they may have a form of Body Dysmorphia. I want them to know they are not alone, and there is professional help available.

The following Fixers helped me with this Fix: 

 

Ben Murchie

Maddie Phillips 

Molly Burges

Lewis Fosterjohn

Marc Hawkins

Marcus Potter 

Danny Smith

Barker-Mill Estates

 

The Barker-Mill Estates consists of land owned and managed by the Barker-Mill family and its Trustees, covering particular areas in Hampshire. In 1995, the Barker-Mill Foundation was established in memory of their father and grandfather, Peter Barker-Mill.

 

Each year, the Foundation makes donations to charities, schools, organisations and individuals in the areas where the family has owned land for generations.

 

The Foundation is backing my campaign and is working in partnership with Fixers to give young people in south west Hampshire the chance to make a difference.

 

Dr Lin Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Southampton Solent University who was interviewed for my broadcast film.

 

Sue Montgomery and Solent University for allowing us to use their gym facilities to film in.

 

Duke Harrison-Hunter at Wheatsheaf Trust who has offered me support.

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