I first decided to get involved in social action after a close friend of mine passed away. While dealing with my own grief, I realised that there is not enough discussion of mental health in Black African and other BME cultures in the UK. I spoke on BBC Radio during mental health week, discussing this. My blog ‘Live Your Movie’ aims to break the stigma around mental health, provide a voice for young people, and unite the community around these issues.
I have qualified as a paediatric nurse, which involved working with youth offenders and with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and hope to continue to make an impact by studying for a Masters in public health. I also support Plan International by sponsoring a child in Ghana.