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Young people who have struggled with anxiety formed a united front at the Fixing My Anxiety conference in London on November 2, 2017.


The innovative event gave them the opportunity to discuss the issue, and to have their voices heard by key decision makers and practitioners.





Fixing My Anxiety helped young people, aged 16-25, find ways to improve the lives of anxiety sufferers in five areas: home, health, school, work and media.


Most of the young people involved had previously campaigned with Fixers or were in the process of producing their own creative projects about anxiety.


You can see all the photos from the day by clicking here. 



Fixers has worked with many young people who have experienced anxiety, many of them have made compelling films to give an 'inside' view and to encourage greater understanding. Some of these brilliant films were shown at the event. 
You can view Fixers anxiety films here, or by clicking on the image to the right.
To find out more about the range of Fixers campaigns on these subjects, click here.



In the morning the young people took part in workshops at ITV’s London Television Centre.


Then in the afternoon, TV personality Nicola Mclean and Fixer Jessica Jayne, who have both suffered the effects of anxiety, hosted a debate where the young people answered questions.


You can watch the debate here!



Nicola McClean [right] is best known as a contestant in 'Celebrity Big brother' [2012 and 2017] and 'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!' [2008], is a regular guest on popular TV shows, and is a former glamour model. She is well-known for speaking out about her own debilitating anxiety.


Jessica Jayne has waged a battle with her anxiety for most of her life, and launched her own campaign with Fixers in 2016 designed to 'help others understand mental ill health'. You can see more about Jessica and her Fix here!



This final report, the product of regional workshops and the London event, is being presented to Government and other decision makers to promote change. 


The report provides a detailed account of findings and recommendations put forward by the young people about anxiety. 


To read the report click here or on the image to the left.

Link to Event Link to Young People Link to Supporters Link to The Report

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  Fixing My Anxiety is supported by Wellcome Trust.
  'Wellcome exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. We're a global charitable foundation, both politically and financially independent. We support scientists and researchers, take on big problems, fuel imaginations and spark debate.'

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