My campaign was featured and I was interviewed on Mansfield 103 Radio and BBC Radio Nottingham to discuss my project.
Articles about my Fixers project also appeared in the Nottingham Post, Hucknall Dispatch and Mansfield Chad. Click on the newspaper names to read the stories.
Feedback from my campaign has been really encouraging and positive. You can read some of these comments below:
Caroline Wilhelmsen, vInspired Team
'Wow! This is brilliant. You have used your talents to educate and raise awareness about BPD, it is horrendously stigmatised but like you said, you can recover from it. Really well done!'
Ruth Spencer,Shire Counselling
'Fantastic film. Please share and raise awareness.'
'I literally have no words. That really touched me. I'm also really proud that you've made that, I think it will help people. It's always good to reach out to people, a lot of people feel really alone when they have mental health problems, and it's nice to have someone to relate to!'
'You reflect us (people with mental health) in such a positive way. It's made me cry.'
'Impressive and truly inspirational.'
'Straight to the point - it will definitely help people in a similar situation.'
'Watched your 'Black & White' video and almost cried because you did such a good job! I am so proud of you buddy and I think you're very brave educating people about this.'
'Ian this is incredible, I cannot explain how proud I am of you, my little brother educating young people about mental health, impressive. This project will go far.'
Comments left by people who have read my news articles were equally as supportive. You can see these below:
'Thank you for speaking out on mental health. The more of us that speak out, the more people will understand and hopefully we can destroy the stigma.'
'Well done for standing up and talking about your mental health problems. The stigma that people receive is shocking, especially those who have BPD.'
'It is only through the work of such courageous individuals that the current mental health disaster can be highlighted and support and care can be improved. I have nothing but praise for Mr Kay.'
'A moving and very informative film. I knew nothing of all this. Thank you.'
'What a moving interview. I have family members with mental health issues and know how hard it is for them to talk about it. Best wishes to you Ian and thanks for the insight you've given.'