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Posted On: 3rd Dec 2012

Fixers Return to ITV Central

Fixers Return to ITV Central
Fixers Return to ITV Central
Fixers Return to ITV Central

To mark the return to the ITV Central region, ITV Central news will be featuring Fixers past and present from 6pm on Wednesday 5th December.

 

The film takes a look back to what Fixers have done in the past, and focuses on upcoming Fixers, including the story of Tom* and the effects he has felt living with a mentally ill parent.

 

Tom's story - which is to be broadcast on Thursday 6th December from 6pm - highlights his struggle with his mother’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the emotional scars of his childhood.

 

Tom’s mother suffered from a variety of mental illnesses including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anorexia and depression.

 

Her constant erratic behaviour included doing everything twice, banning Tom’s school items from the house, and strict routines including only allowing two people downstairs at any time.

 

Fixer Kyle Bell (20) decided to tell 22-year-old Tom’s story about his friend’s struggle with a mother who had mental health problems, and will be shown on ITV Central News on Thursday.

 

Together, Tom and Kyle hope to raise awareness to other young people and health professionals alike so they are aware of the effects of abuse during childhood.

 

* - Tom's name has been changed as he wished to remain anonymous

Author: N. Farooq

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