See Change believe that everyone’s mental health story is important and powerful. And through their programme and outreach, I learned that even my experience of mental health difficulties as a young woman can have an impact.
I knew I had reached a significant moment when I was approached to become a See Change Ambassador. I had been talking about my lived experience where ever possible, getting the message of hope within recovery out there was Paramount. It had held me together long enough for progress to be made and I wished others the same chance.
My experience being a See Change Ambassador has empowered me, given me a confidence I did not have before—but mostly, it has given me an opportunity to contribute towards making a difference in changing the landscape, the stigma around mental health diagnosis, to meet some of the most wonderful, creative, smart humans, ever. And that feels special to me.
See Change was the perfect fit for me as their main goal is to challenge stigma around mental health problems. Since joining, I have met some wonderful, brave people in my fellow ambassadors, attended many of their events and have seen the positive changes the Green Ribbon campaign has made.
In my life I never dreamed of being an Ambassador for anything. I love being a See Change Ambassador. My lived experience can actually help others.