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Name: Abbie Challen
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: Bristol
Campaign: To help teachers provide better support for pupils with mental health conditions

My team and I have seen young people struggle with mental health issues.

For many, it can be a difficult thing to talk about, and it often goes unnoticed.

But one thing that could help is better support and understanding in schools.

With Fixers, we’ve helped create a film to show teachers how to spot when a young person could have a mental health condition.

We hope this will encourage pupils to feel more comfortable talking about their emotions and ultimately enable them to get the help they need.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:


Bradley Whiteside Lillian Harris
Izzy Davies Kyle Kibbey
Niamh Phillips Natalie Machale
Jack Wilkins Tye Merrill
Sara Levingston Emma Gould
Megan Gearing Levin Harris-Thomas
Ellie Herbert Jordan Shannon
Harry Roth  


Our Fixers project is supported by Simplyhealth which helps people care for their everyday health through health cash plans, dental plans and independent living solutions.

With over 140-years of history in the healthcare market, the organisation is working in partnership with Fixers to help support young people to have their voices heard on the subject of mental health.


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