MOTS was launched by Kieran and Jaylan who both struggled with mental health in school.

Whilst in school, Kieran experienced panic disorder and generalised anxiety which resulted in him skipping lessons and not being able to sit in assemblies (due to the panic caused by crowded spaces).

Jaylan was a victim of cyber bullying which led to her feeling depressed and hopeless. Both Kieran and Jaylan’s friends did not know how to offer their support at the time, while the school never provided practical advice or signpost them to professional help.

Kieran’s Story

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Finally, I was seen by a counsellor at secondary school; after many weeks of waiting, I received advice on my symptoms and took away great self-help tips, which I use during panic attack episodes.

I met Jaylan in college, which is when my anxiety was still causing me some issues. We instantly connected, and become close relatively quick. Jaylan shared her experience in school, which I completely understood, therefore shared my journey with anxiety and how little support was given to me.

Jaylan’s Story

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