With Fixers, I've helped create a radio play based on my own experiences of mental health. It tells the story of a fictional character, 'Cara', and the struggles she faces with food, body image and self-harm. At the end, the listener hears that Cara is in recovery and is looking to help others living with mental illness. I intend to use this resource at the workshops I run in schools and colleges. Press play below to listen to the piece.
On Thursday 17th July I was invited to the Senedd to talk to the Children’s Commissioner and his office about my experiences of mental health services in Wales.
I travelled to the home of the Welsh Assembly with Georgina Arnold, who appears in the photo with me below.
We were both able to speak about our Fixers projects, how we’re benefiting from them, and how we hope they will help others.
Sarah Harmon (L) and Georgina Arnold (R) outside the Senedd
I met up with my MP Roger Williams who was impressed with my campaign. He has offered to help contact local schools about my project and is enthusiastic for me to meet with other local MPs.
Fixer Sarah Harmon with MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, Roger Williams.
My story was featured on the Powys Mental Health blog. Click here to read the post.