UK,
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January
2015
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12:35
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Simplyhealth supports the ‘Feel Happy Fix’

Healthcare provider Simplyhealth is supporting a one of a kind event led by social action charity Fixers. ‘The Feel Happy Fix Live 2015’ will be held in London on 11 March 2015 and presents a unique opportunity for policy makers and practitioners to hear the views and personal experiences of young people from around the country who have suffered with mental health issues.

Fixers are young people using their past to fix the future. They’re motivated by personal experience of any issue - from eating disorders and depression to surviving abuse and crime – to make positive change for themselves and those around them.

The unique event, which comprises regional focus groups around the UK and culminates in a day of workshops and a Question Time style debate, aims to debate and propose practical solutions to make Britain a happier place.

Margo Horsley, Fixers CEO
Young people across the UK are facing an epidemic of unhappiness. One in ten UK school children has a diagnosable mental health disorder* and estimates suggest 20% have a mental health problem in any given year. With the worrying trend predicted to rise, this issue is something that society has to address and we believe young people sharing their experiences will create a unique and important contribution.
Margo Horsley, Fixers CEO
Mark Hamson, Chairman of the Simplyhealth Charitable Committee
We’re delighted to be supporting The Feel Happy Fix Live.  By raising awareness of mental health disorders in young people, it is hoped that this campaign will help to foster a better understanding of what it means to be a young person living with a mental health condition in the UK and the support networks available. We’re proud to be a part of this campaign and commend those Fixers who will be sharing their own personal experiences of living with a mental health disorder at events across the UK during 2015.
Mark Hamson, Chairman of the Simplyhealth Charitable Committee

Simplyhealth is supporting Fixers with a donation of £100,000. The Feel Happy Fix will consist of a series of focus groups, workshops and a Question Time style debate to engage with Fixers and their real life experiences, to create real change in policy and practice.

Contributors will include Fixers who are already campaigning on such issues as eating disorders, body image problems, depression, self-harm and drug-related psychosis.

To register for the event, visit www.fixers.org.uk/home/about/the-feel-happy-fix-live-2015.php

* https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216853/CYP-Mental-Health.pdf