‘I planned to end my life at 16 but I’m still here’


A teenage girl who tried to take her own life is volunteering her time to help other young people struggling with mental health.

Chelsea, from Nottingham, experienced low mood, anxiety and self-harm and was eventually referred to the crisis team at Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

She’s recently converted a shed into an outdoor therapy room and hopes one day to become a mental health nurse.

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Video journalist: Chris Waring

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