Age 15, England
I suffered from a brain abscess just as I was starting secondary school. As I recovered, I was left coping with anxiety, which meant that I became isolated and depressed. I have found that getting involved in social action has allowed me to gradually face my fears and learn to manage my anxiety around meeting and mixing with new people.
I started social action when I was thirteen, volunteering for Eco-Kidz, and went on to work with Desire Change CIC, a charity which supports wellbeing through farming activities. I helped set up the Youth Board at Desire Change, before being elected as Chair.