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Ryan H

Ryan H

Name: Ryan Higgs
Age: 19
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Evesham, Worcestershire
Campaign: To raise awareness of the dangers of legal highs

The dangers of legal highs are, in my opinion, overlooked because people think they're safe. But this also means people aren't fully aware of just how harmful they can be.

 

I've seen my friends experience the negative effects of taking them and it was quite scary to watch.

 

Because there isn't much information out there around the subject, with the help of Fixers, I'm making a film to show the side effects that they can have.

 

Hopefully by raising enough awareness, it will encourage young people to make more informed decisions in the future.

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

 

Charlie Smith Jordie Perry
Jordon Roberts Kaylee Littleford
Lauren Sinnett Luke Jenkins
Molly Tomkins Stefan Seymour

SPACE, Young Person's Substance Use Service
The team at SPACE are supporting my Fix by helping to promote my film in colleges and youth clubs in Worcester. Deborah Knowles, Young Person’s Substance Misuse Worker, also agreed to be interviewed to appear in my TV broadcast piece.

 

Crime Reduction Initiatives
The team at CRI have supported my Fixers project. They’ve provided information and statistics relating to synthetic drugs to help with my research.

 

Pershore Youth Centre
The manager at the youth club my team and I attend has supported this project. He’s provided space for meetings on a regular basis.

August 2014

My campaign was featured in the Evesham Observer. Click on the image below to read the full article.

 

 

July 2014

While filming my broadcast piece, I visited The Chantry School in Worcester to show my film to students and ask for their feedback.

They offered the following thoughts:

‘It was a great film that really made me think about the choices we make.’

‘It was very interesting and different to see a film that shows us what happens – instead of just saying no, don’t do it.’

‘It was quite graphic which makes it more realistic.’

 

November 2013

Our film 'Blazing: Synthetic Highs' was shown at a screening event held at Worcester College of Technology on Wednesday 27th November. It was one of four films being premiered and around fifty people turned up. Click here to read more about the event. 

 

 Fixers Ryan, Jordan and Jordie (L-R) speaking at the screening event.

 

An article about the screening appeared in the Worcester News. Click here to read the story.

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