We use cookies to enhance your visit. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies.       About Our Cookies right arrow     Accept and Hide cookie policy

Nichole

Nichole

Name: Nichole McCusker
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2014
Location: Omagh
Campaign: Raising awareness about teenage depression

My group of Fixers and I feel that the topic of teenage depression isn’t something that’s discussed openly.

 

I feel very strongly about the subject because one of my friends had the illness.

 

I remember she stopped talking to everybody and didn’t really go out at all. It was frustrating for me because there wasn't an awful lot I could do to help.

 

Thankfully she’s much better now, but the experience really inspired me to do something positive about the issue.

 

We're working with Fixers to create an art installation showing what it can feel like living with depression.

 

The aim is to raise more awareness on the topic while also inspiring young people struggling with mental health problems to seek help.

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

 

Aileen Tuohey

Amy-Leigh Hunter

Caoimhe McCullagh

Daisy Macdonald

Deborah Dillon

Kellie Diggun

Megan Cassidy

Oliver Smith

 

 

Omagh Youth Centre

We are all members of the youth centre and they supported our Fixers project by allowing our art installation to be housed there.

April 2014

Feedback from my campaign has been really positive and encouraging. You can read some of these comments below.

 

Rory:

'I thought this project was class because it was so creative. It's really eye catching.'

 

Orlagh:

'I think this project is good because it shows everyone is the same.'

 

Pauric:

'I think it's a great idea because no one should be made to feel left out.'

Comments

displaying 1 - 3 of 1465
Fixer hero
Fixer hero

Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.

Charity No 298643    Company No 2194957