My Fixers resource is now complete! Click the link below to read more about my campaign.
This month, a couple of us also attended a NHS Equality and Diversity Working Group at Newton Abbot Hospital where we spoke about what it’s like to be young parents and how we feel NHS staff treat us. The group was made up of a variety of health care professionals, including midwives and child psychologists, and our message was well-received.
Now that our resource is ready we’ll be continuing with our workshops at local schools, teaching pupils about the realities of being a young parent. I've already visited Teign School to speak to students aged 13 to 17. Here is some of their feedback:
'It has helped me a lot to realise that young parents do have a big responsibility and it's not necessarily as you see in the media.'
'I think it's good for people who have had these experiences to talk to teenagers because it gives them a heads-up on what it's really like.'
'I think it was brave of Lauryn to come in and talk to us because it is very personal to share her experiences. She seems very responsible and mature.'
My campaign was featured in the Western Morning News, the Torquay Herald Express, the Mid Devon Star, the Daily Mail Online and on the Palm FM website.
I was also interviewed for BBC Radio Exeter, a BBC breakfast broadcast, BBC Spotlight and Heart FM Exeter - all to challenge negative stereotypes of young mums.