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Jasmine

Jasmine

Name: Jasmine Crayton
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Cornwall
Campaign: To help teachers understand bereavement

When I was only 14, my brother Jordan died from osteosarcoma - a type of bone cancer. 

 

It really hit me hard and caused a lot of understandable upset. But many people in my school - teachers and students - completely misunderstood my situation.

 

I was bullied by students who felt I was getting special treatment, and I felt teachers did not notice this bullying.

 

This meant I felt alone and isolated, as there was no one to talk to.

 

But now a group of Fixers, led by myself, are creating a magazine to get people in schools understanding exactly how the bereavement process can affect a young person.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Ruth Bowles
Sophie Ockwell
Tony Brasier
Cassie Guy
Arron Massey
Amy Henwood
Katy Bragg
Bradley Crayton
Peter Birkett
Taalanya Fulton

Penhaligon's Friends

A Cornish charity which supports children and young people struggling with bereavement.

July 2013

Our magazine - 'Break it Down' - was launched by our supporting charity Penhaligon's Friends. They will be using our resource with the young people they come across who are dealing with bereavement.

 

The booklet was well received by all in attendance including local teachers and members of the voluntary sector.

 

Also in attendance (pictured below) was Vice Lord –Lieutenant Cornwall Michael Galsworthy CBE (left), and Chair of Penhaligon's Friends Brenda Bailey (right).

 

We had some great feedback in regards to our project which you can see below:

 

N. Mitchell, Roseland Secondary School:

'I was bowled over by the brochure. It is fabulous and the young people involved in producing it have done an amazing job. They should be extremely proud of what they have achieved and their willingness to share their experiences to help educate us to support our students sensitively and appropriately is great.'

 

Rodney Peasley, Pastoral Manager at Pool Academy:

'I thought the booklet was a really fantastic resource, as it allows an insight into the minds of the young people themselves, and the suggestions they give for support are so simple and honest that it demystifies the issue, and subsequently the fear around dealing with it.'

 

Suzanne Lewis, Fowey Community College:

'What an amazing project! Those young people are inspirational, and I am sure others will feel the same, especially those of the same age.'

 

 

 

 

 

June 2013

My story was featured in the Children and Young People Now magazine alongside an article by Patricia Lewsley, the Children's Commissioner for Northern Ireland. Click the image below to download the full article.

 

 

 

May 2013

Our magazine 'Break It Down', helping teachers to cope with students who have suffered a bereavement, is complete (view below). To arrange for copies for your school, please contact Fixers by e-mail or telephone (01962 - 810970).

 

April 2013

I was interviewed about my Fix on Cornwall's Pirate FM. You can read the story here.

 

My story was featured in the Cornish Guardian. You can read the article by clicking this link.

 

Also my story was featured in the Western Morning News. Click here to read the article.

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