I spoke to James Whale on BBC Essex about my experience of mental health as a young person to raise awareness of mental health conditions. I always feel it is very important to share my story because I hope that by sharing it, it may make it easier for others. There was no point in going through all that pain, if i cannot use it for a positive.

The interview itself was very positive, we covered a lot of ground and I also urged decision makers to invest in mental health education in schools, for me it is the single most important issue facing our society today. We need to give our young people the tools to manage their emotions and provide them with self-management tools.

Follow the link below to listen to the full interview