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A presentation by Fixers to Y14, led by Antonia Boorman and friends Elena and Laura - View Full Size Image
A presentation by Fixers to Y14, led by Antonia Boorman and friends Elena and Laura

Year 14 viewed a presentation by Fixers, the charity which gives young people a voice, to make a film featuring a performance about mental health issues, on Friday 4th March.

The presentation was led by Year 14 student Antonia Boorman, who, with a group of friends, worked to promote mental well-being through dance, as figures show more than 20 per cent of young people in Northern Ireland will suffer from mental health issues by the time they turn 18.

The video made by Antonia and her friends can be viewed here:

Students Antonia, Elena and Laura, assisted by Chris Phillips of Fixers, gave a powerful and effective presentation of how most people will go through difficult or dark times at some point in their lives, but that both help and escape routes do exist.

“Dance, sport, art or any kind of physical or mental activity can offer you an escape from daily life and its struggles.

“If you can get interested in a hobby or find something that you’re really passionate about, you can get lost in a realm of happiness.” 

Fixers works with young people aged 16-25 across the UK by providing them with resources to help them campaign on issues they feel strongly about. Many young people choose to create a short film, website, poster campaign or information leaflet, or they hold an event or flashmob. Youngsters have campaigned on issues with Fixers as diverse as cyber-bullying, self-harm, suicide and transphobia. The charity has helped more than 17,000 youngsters across the UK to have a voice in their community.  You can read more about Fixers on their website: