Alina Mackenzie

Age 17, England – North East

I’ve witnessed first hand how mental health can affect a family, as my dad and brother both suffer from depression. That’s why I worked to raise money and awareness for uS, a local charity that empowers young people with mental health difficulties through exercise.

Once I turn 18, I hope to become a chaperone for young people at the charity. I also want to attend more marches to raise awareness of mental health problems.

I think every young person should be involved in social action, even on a small scale. It helps build character in a way that few other things can.

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