My Fixers posters were screened at a launch event for mental health and mind-related issues in Cardiff. The response to my film was overwhelming and I had some really encouraging feedback. You can read some of these comments below:
'It's very inspiring as it tells young people no matter what happens you shouldn't give up as you can still achieve your ambitions.'
'If I had not come tonight I wouldn't have known about your disorder. It's really good that you are doing a project to make people aware of it.'
'You are very brave! You should be very proud of yourself for carrying on with your life and fighting through!'
'Very good. I enjoy it and it's great that you share this and make people aware!'
'Thank you for sharing your experience. It helps other young people open up.'
'Good luck with your workshops and I hope you share your message widely!'
'Thank you for sharing your story and experiences.'
'Very inspiring. I would love your workshops in Newport for our young people, well done!'
'I think what you're doing is absolutely incredible, you're amazingly brave and you're an inspiration.'
'Amazing! It's brilliant to help other young people. You should be very proud.'
I held my first memory loss workshop at Cefn Hengoed Youth Club in Caerphilly on Wednesday 13th November.
It was attended by six young people and two youth workers, all of whom found it a really positive experience.
I am very proud of myself as I didn’t know if I could ever achieve anything like this. I was very nervous at first, but once I got into it, it seemed to go really well. It was nice to be able to share my story and help people understand memory loss conditions like mine.
I hope to hold more workshops like this one at youth centres in my area.
Here are some comments from participants:
‘I really enjoyed listening to Shauna tonight and she inspired me. How strong she is, well done Shauna.’
‘It was a really interesting workshop. Shauna was really confident and taught me a lot.’
‘It was good - better than doing anything else.’
Fixer Shauna at her workshop with young people
My story was featured in The Sun newspaper on 8th October. Click here to read the article.