When I was 14 I started getting involved in crime and was drinking and taking drugs. This behaviour eventually led to me serving a prison sentence. I knew this wasn’t the life for me but it was hard for me to know who I was and what I wanted to do with my life.
After my first stay in prison, I got involved with the Youth Offending Team in Southampton. I thought it was all a big joke and didn't let them help me - until I got sent back tp prison. That's when I realised that I had fallen into a cycle that I desperately needed to get out of.
When I was reintroduced to the Youth Offending team, I realised that they were there to help me. I realised that there were other things for me to do in life and that I could put my mind to it. I enrolled on an apprecticeship with a music studio in Southampton and have been really loving it.
When I was put in contact with Fixers, I decided that I wanted to write a track about my experiences and they shot a video to go with it. I want to use this video to make other young people realise that no matter how bad life is - have faith in yourself and let people help you.
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I want to raise awareness about autism and help those with learning difficulties express themselves
I want young people to feel comfortable in their own skin
I want to invite more young people with autism to come forward and share their experiences
I want to change the way the media stereotypes young people as being 'bad'
I rode a motorbike that was too big for me and had an accident. Now I'm teaching others to ride
I was born to a teen mum and I am using this experience to inform others about teen pregnancy
I'm trying to stop young people using the drug 'meow meow'
I'm making a film to show that people with learning difficulties should be treated equally
By the time I was 20, I had two children. Now I want to stop people judging young mums
At 15 I got hooked on crack and heroin, and turned to prostitution to pay for drugs.
As a young mum, I know people stereotype me. I want to break those stigmas
I’m getting young people to complete first aid courses
I want to raise awareness about eating disorders and promote better understanding of them
I'm giving workshops to boost confidence in the LGBT community
I am backing a campaign to lift community spirit through annonymous poetry
I want there to be more support for families dealing with someone who has dementia
After falling out with my family, I became one of the 'hidden homeless'
We want to create a website to offer advice and support to young people coming out
I was sexually abused until I was 14, now I want to help other young people survive.
I was bullied at school, but now I'm putting a stop to it through a film
I want to create something which brings the community together to remove negative stereotypes of
I sought asylum after my family were killed in Sudan. Now I'm raising awareness of the struggles
I'm providing further opportunities to support people with mental health conditions
I love sport, and I'm using this passion to get young people active
After overcoming an eating disorder, I want to raise awareness about this condition
As a blind singer, I'm changing the negative stereotypes the music industry has towards disabled
I want people to understand dogs better to prevent dog attacks
I'm organising a free football tournament to unite people across my city
I was bullied through school. Now I want to discourage others from being bullies
My group of Fixers would like to help teach new parents cook healthily for their kids.
Anyone can turn their life around - no matter how low you get.
I was involved in a car accident when I was 15 years old. Now I’m encouraging road safety
I have Asperger's and am misunderstood because of this. I'm changing these misconceptions
I wanted to encourage people to foster care
I suffered from depression and urge young people with mental health problems to seek help
I want to get people to look below the surface to better understand young people
I'm raising awareness of a little-known condition called borderline personality disorder
I want to inspire women to get out of abusive relationships through music
I want to get more young people in the kitchen and actually cooking for themselves
I saw my friends taking so-called 'legal highs' and made a film to highlight the dangers.
Schools often sideline the importance of teaching 'skills for life'. I want to change that.
As a cheerleader, I'm into sport. Now I'm getting other young women to do the same
I used to self-harm. Now I am providing support for others who do
I joined a gang and ended up in prison.
I'm raising the profile of free running to remove the negative stereotypes associated with it
I'm holding an event to boost the confidence of young people with autism
I want to encourage young drivers to be safer on the roads in my area
I was dependent on Mephedrone. Now I’m encouraging others to stop
I am teaching young people to love themselves the way they are
As a young gay man, I want to tackle the scourge of homophobic bullying in schools.
I’m bridging the generation gap within families through a film and workshops
I'm making people aware of the processes involved in cheap fashion
I was fed up with drunks ruining my home town so I made a couple of cautionary films.
I want to discourage people from suicide and encourage them to talk when they are feeling down
I'm changing the misconceptions people hold about hoodies
I've spent time in prison but have managed to turn my life around.
I want to show young people the negative effects of cannabis on the brain
I want to guide other young people away from violence in school
I'm showing the effects living with a parent with untreated mental illnesses can have through a
I grew up in an area with gang culture and killings, but I know it's important to think
I want to send a message out to young people about the risk of being groomed.
I want people to understand mental health better.
With technology constantly evolving, I'm making sure older people don't get left behind
I know how 'legal' highs can mess up your head.
I want to stop prejudice against people with 'hidden' illnesses like Crohn's disease
I found the strength within me to stop taking cocaine.
I want to make my community vibrant again and free of all fly-tipping
After living homeless in the woods, I'm using my experience to encourage greater support for the
I've had eczema my whole life, and now I'm helping others with skin conditions find support
I want shopkeepers to view young people as equals
I have experienced the heartache of witnessing a family member battle schizophrenia.
My brother died when I was 14 and I want to show how this affected me so schools can better
I want to inspire young, single mothers to stay strong for their children
I wanted to create the South West’s best skate park for young people
I wanted to show young people the importance of safe sex, and how easy it is to keep your sexual
I spent most of my childhood in care, and know that taking the wrong path is easy.
I want to inspire homeless people into employment
After being kicked out of my home, I learn to live alone and am teaching others to do the same
I want to give hope to vulnerable women who've been trafficked to the UK for sex
I found a unique way to raise awareness of poverty and homelessness.
I have psychosis, and I want to make sure young people know the symptoms
I want to make legal street art more accessible
Having suffered a stroke at 21, I want people to be aware they can happen at any age
I want to warn youngsters about being safe on social media sites
I'm making women in my area aware of where they can turn to for help with domestic violence
Drink and Drugs can damage your health. I've been campaigning for better health...
My mum was abused until I was nine, I'm helping other young people survive
I have worked with Fixers since 2008 to raise awareness of male eating disorders through a website
I want to use my experience of family breakdown to help others improve their situation
I want to break down barriers between disabled and non- disabled people
I was diagnosed with a heart condition aged just 23. Now I want to ensure others to get screened
I put drink, drugs and getting into trouble behind me, when I found a sport I love.
Mercedes and Bethany
We made an advert to stop boy racers on the roads
My friends and I are creating a 'top trumps' campaign to tackle youth unemployment
I want to raise awareness of self-harm and educate people about the signs
With the help of my friends, I'm making people aware of homophobic bullying
I am registered blind, and I wanted to change peoples' stereotypes towards blindness
Having experienced long-term unemployment, I want to show the mental effect it can have
I'd been in trouble all my life, but now I help discourage others from offending.
Since my fiance died in a motorcycle accident, I have campaigned to improve road safety
I suffer from a disorder which compels me to eat. Through a website I'm raising awareness of the
One of my friends died of AIDS. I want more people to get tested for HIV so that they don't spread
I want to raise awareness in order to get employers to take homeless people more seriousley
Following the death of my cousin to knife crime, I want to stop it
I want to highlight the damaging effects bullying can leave on someone
I want to promote mutual understanding between men and women
I told my story of my tough teenage years to inspire others to turn their lives around
Skillnet Schools Team
We're changing how people look at learning difficulties across Kent
I was bullied for being in care through most of my youth. I want to stop this happening to others.
I want cheerleading to be taken more seriously as a sport
I want to help people find a path out of gang life
I want primiary school children to learn sign language
I want to show young women that there's more to life than getting the 'perfect body'
I'm making an audio CD to give prisoners an idea of the effects of their crimes on the family
My resource shows young people the advantages of foreign exchange programmes
I want to encourage particularly troubled children to express themselves through creative arts
I wanted to make a film about the effect that being in a war zone can have on young people.
I wasted 483 days of my life in prison.
I want to encourage the integration of students with disabilities and learning difficulties at my
I want to inspire more women to feel empowered and promote equality
I want to empower young people to make their own decisions in life.
Kathryn & Sophie
We want to help sufferers of eating disorders and give information to others
Following the death of my granddad to cancer, I decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK with
I'm raising awareness of brain tumour symptoms
I'm a keen cyclist, but it is dangerous in London. I improved the safety
I campaigned about the danger of someone deliberately spiking your drink.
Hilary & Vicky
We’re getting children interested in their local library
I thought that drugs had changed my life for the better...but I was wrong.
We want to create a system where pupils can donate their old uniforms so families can save money
I want to bring together a network of young people across London to restore community spirit
I'm from a military family, and want to help servicemen and women adjust to normal life.
I'm a traveller, and I want to stop prejudice towards people like me
Through my magic show, I'm making people smile and chill out
My step-father is often deployed overseas with the Navy, and I'm telling my story of the effects it
I hosted a big night out, bringing young people together and raising money for charity
I've been lucky and had good foster care, but others have not. I want to change this
I was homeless and now I'm trying to improve the homeless system
I used to smoke cannabis. Now I want to want to warn people of the dangers of it
I want to help young people reach their creative potential through the performing arts
I want to transform a dull, communal courtyard into a garden everyone can use
I want to raise awareness of brain cancer following my father's death from it
I'm a young mum of two and I want to stop the abusive preconceptions against people like me
I want to unite Bristol and stop postcode wars through a film
After suffering domestic violence, I want to show other young people the signs so they can prevent
I want to design a website which teachers can use to help combat bullying in schools
I'm getting people talking about domestic violence against men
I turned a load of plastic waste from my town into a sculpture to stop waste
We created a game to help kids in rural Cumbria make healthier lifestyle choices.
We made some hard-hitting films about drink, and how it can mess things up.
Tasha & Kemi
We're sisters who turned our lives around after being jailed for drug crimes.
My band and I are encouraging young women to pick up musical instruments
Studying art helped me defeat my depression. Now I want others to do the same
I want to make people aware of where their food comes from to support local farmers
I got young people working together by spreading happiness through cakes and high-fives
A group of young people from Bridgend were concerned about drug abuse in their area
I used to get drunk as a student, now I'm challenging young people to stay sober.
After having a stroke, Becky wants to raise awareness of the condition among young people
I see so many people smoking underage, and I want to stop this
With the help of my friends, we're stopping bullying in schools
I want people to feel comfortable in their own skin and not worry too much about their appearance
I held an event to bring young people in London together
My life was a mess, talking to people who cared helped me turn my life around
I'm inspiring young people to stay away from gangs and changing perceptions of young people
I want to inspire young people to read and write rather than watch television
I want to help victims of crime find comfort through conversation
A group of friends and I got together to create a DVD film to stop homophobic bullying
Some friends and I are lobbying the local council to build a youth centre in our estate
I want to stop homophobic bullying in schools
There is not much sense of 'community spirit' on my estate, so I changed that
I want to get rid of negative stereotypes against young, black people
I want break down society's negative stereotypes of the LGBT community
I'm raising awareness of the impact having elderly parents can have on young people
Following the death of my brother to a knife attack in 2007, I decided to campaign to stop knife
With my friends, I have helped improve the look of my local youth club
With the help of my friends, I'm highlighting homelessness in my area
I'm trying to get young people involved in a dance studio to keep them out of trouble.
I’m tackling cyber-bullying through a unique interactive play
I want to rid society of negative attitudes towards trans people
Kieran and Kaitlin
We want to eliminate negative stereotypes of young people in our town
I used to deal and take drugs. Now I encourage young people away from them
With my friends I am creating a phone app to teach people about sexual health
I've been in care, and want to change attitudes towards looked-after kids.
I'm trying to encourage a lower bus fare scheme for young people
I got into trouble because there wasn't enough to do, so I set up a breakdancing group.
I want to restore a free lunch scheme for the poorest college students
I'm creating a theatre group to give unemployed young people valuable work experience
We made a music video based on the true life story of a heroin addict
I want to create better understanding of snakes and exotic pets and help combat peoples' fears of
I'm warning of violence caused by drink after my brother was killed in a drunken attack.
I have amnesia and want to offer support to other people with similar or undiagnosed conditions
I want to change the way some shop owners negatively stereotype young shoppers
I want to tackle cyber bullying and encourage people to protect their personal details online
As a young carer myself, I want there to be more help out there for others like me.
I want to show people that healthy eating does not need to be costly
I want to raise awareness of cyber-bullying and the effects of it
I've been suffering from Tourette's since I was 15-years-old, and now I'm helping others with the
I'm creating a website to get young fathers together
My aim is to give youngsters more opportunities to do something useful
I want to raise the profile of the music scene in my quiet town of Yate
I want to inspire youngsters to stay away from crime and make a better life for themselves