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Kate Dickins

Kate Dickins

Name: Kate Dickins
Age: 21
Year of the Fix: 2018
Location: Gravesend, Kent
Campaign: To get people to talk to someone they trust about their mental health

When I was struggling with my mental health, I found that talking to someone with whom I was comfortable made all the difference. 

 

When I was 12, I started restricting food and I would also purge as well. I didn’t realise it was a problem for a few years, and when I did realise I didn’t want to tell anyone about it. 

 

When I was about 16, I confided in my teacher. She was my form tutor so I knew her relatively well. She was always really supportive of everyone and always had time for people. 

 

My only regret walking away from the conversation was that I hadn't done it sooner. 

 

I've created a booklet with the help of Fixers to encourage others to find a comfortable space where they can talk freely about mental health issues they may be experiencing. 

Colyer-Fergusson supported me with this project. 

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