I am a Young Champion for Time to Change and a Mental Health Rights Advocate who believes strongly in challenging and tackling the stigmatisation and discrimination people face with mental health issues. As someone with social anxiety disorder and depression, this affects me personally and I hope that sharing my experiences on here and as a young champion will help others get the help they deserve and need.

Anxiety and depression have affected me for years but it is only recently that I have begun to address these issues and get help for them. Thanks to the support from Time to Change and the amazing young champions I have met, I now feel like I am progressing and getting better. Without their help I wouldn’t be where I am now and I would never have been able to share my story in person, on here and seek therapy and medication for my issues.

In February 2018 I was given the opportunity to share my testimony on the Time to Change website as a ‘Personal Story’, which can be viewed here: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/blog/i-put-my-mental-health-problems-down-teenage-worries

Please support the work TTC do here: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

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