13 February 2017

A creative service user has turned to the power of words to promote mental health awareness.

Kirsty Spicer from Bedfordshire has created a blog charting her personal mental health journey that has included anorexia and depression.

The articulate teenager has penned a piece outlining her perspective on the transition from CAMHS to the care of adult mental health services.

Her previous articles have highlighted the benefits of service user participation in her journey to recovery.

Kirsty has also taken the time to support the Trust’s Break the Stigma campaign which was launched to help people across Bedfordshire understand more about the subject and to tackle common misconceptions.

Niki Scott, service user participation lead for CAMHS in Bedfordshire and Luton, said: “Kirsty is truly inspirational.

“She writes about her own journey in an honest, moving and inspirational way. Her message is one of hope.

“We are all incredibly proud of Kirsty.”

Click here to read her blog.