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Mental health matters with Kem

10 October 2019

As part of World Mental Health Day, Love Island winner, Kem Cetinay, was at Westminster City, talking to pupils about his own mental health issues.

 

As Childline’s first mental health campaigner, Kem visits secondary schools to speak about his struggles, which first began when he was just 11, with anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and suicidal thoughts. The reality TV star continues to work through all of his concerns with the love and support of his family and friends.

 

Kem explained: “I have now visited a number of schools but I don’t go in and preach to pupils. Instead I talk to them about my own experience and try to find out what they would like to speak to me about.”

 

At Westminster City, Kem met with enthusiastic pupils in Years 9 and 11, who had plenty of questions on a range of different topics for him! As a passionate footballer, he also enjoyed watching some of our pupils take part in a match, then happily posed for photographs with them.

 

Having struggled with his own mental health, Kem is eager to support Childline and their mental health awareness campaign. The charity offers a free, confidential service where young people can talk to someone about any problem that they face. Childline can be contacted on telephone at: 0800 1111 or online.

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