We represented Fixers at international auction house Christie's staff quiz night. We spoke to the employees about our Fixers project and played them our ITV broadcast piece, which you can watch below.
Our story was featured in the Sussex Courier.
We held our first workshops, using our presentation, at Beacon Community College during the second week of October.
We have had postive feedback so far from the public, with people complimenting our project. We've been told that we're doing a 'great job' and that our campaign is 'brilliant'. We've also been described as 'brave' for using our 'traumatic experiences' for the 'greater good.' We've also been thanked for 'actually doing something about this important issue.'
We've also had feedback from the college.
Hayley Bodman, who is the PSHE teacher, said: 'The project makes young people think about what others might be going through. Many of the younger ones may have no idea. This could enable them to identify any issues sooner rather than later.'
A teaching assistant added: 'It was very informative and I'm really pleased to see this starting to happen. It should be seen in schools a lot more. This particular group was mainly boys, with just one girl, so maybe they will find it more difficult to share their feelings in public.'
The Year 8 pupils that have participated in the workshop said they learned how to help other people, and that they could talk if they needed to. They also told us they now realised that everyone can experience depression, not just adults.
We have created a Facebook Page and Twitter account to accompany our project.