22nd May 2018
Anxiety Report Launch
Young people experiencing anxiety will be putting forward their recommendations on how to tackle the problem when they meet senior health professionals this week.
The Fixers were part of a larger group of young people who came together last year to debate the issue.
Their findings have been gathered together in a report, ‘Fixing My Anxiety’, which is being launched at NHS England headquarters on Thursday.
It will also be shared widely with key decision makers and influential figures across the UK.
Demi-Leigh Freeman, who suffered from anxiety and depression when she was younger, is one of the young people attending the event on Thursday.
‘I am really excited to get this fantastic opportunity to speak to the key people in the country who are able to make big differences to the lives of many like myself,' she said.
'I am really hopeful to see a change made from the visions of I and many like myself- including the experience and recommendations of those at the event in London last year.’
The report offers 15 recommendations for policy makers, professionals and health practitioners in the anxiety field.
These include mental first aid kits alongside traditional ones at home and encouraging media giants to take responsibility for alleviating the pressures of life online.
A dedicated microsite has been created with films from the event, young people’s stories and contributions from a wide range of supporters and specialists.
To see it click here.