Having self-harmed in the past, I’m aware that there are a great number of myths surrounding the topic.
I’ve known it to be described as attention-seeking and an attempt at suicide, while others incorrectly believe it’s uncommon.
In fact, it’s thought around 10% of young people may try to hurt themselves deliberately, and it’s my aim to make sure more of them are getting support.
With Fixers, I want to help teachers at secondary schools and colleges better understand self-harm, so they can spot the signs and offer assistance when it’s needed.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with my Fix:
Tanisha Pearce Shannon Coombe Jade Smith Jess Pinney
Marine Academy Plymouth The team at Marine Academy Plymouth have supported my project. They helped by putting me in touch with Fixers.
Shak & Natasha
Tilly and Bella
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.