Fundraising for 16 year old Amber to access further education from home as her mental health issues rule out college. She's not giving up.
by Zoe F in
Dear Amber, I am sorry that I can't give more - but I hope that you will get your target. I think it is terrible that you are in this position, and I hope we can all do more to raise awareness for others and change funding for others . Many congratulations on your enterprise and bravery! Anne Booth
I said I'd do a random act of kindness today and it's donating to you. I'm a teacher who knows exactly how debilitating a mental illness can be. I wish you all the best with your studies. It's amazing what you can achieve with determination. Well done for all you have achieved so far. Keep going!
Hi Amber! I wish you all the luck in the world with your project, everyone deserves an education. I only have social anxiety myself and it's hard enough, I can't even being to imagine what you're going through. I am so so impressed with your determination, best of luck! Also, I really like your videos and blog! From a fellow book blogger xxx
I wish you the best of luck with your project. For some strange reason this morning I turned on Sky News before I went to work and saw your interview. I suffered from the exact same anxiety as you do - also right before my GCSEs. CBT is the only thing that helped me through it and the support of my family. I'm now 26 and have achieved things I never thought would be possible. I know you will get there in the end, it does get easier. Caz x
Hi, I have pledged because my daughter did her A levels by correspondence course after struggling with college due to clinical depression and anxiety (and she also has dyslexia). Since then she has completed a history degree at university followed in the past few years by a nursing degree. She is starting working as a nurse soon, and last week we heard she obtained a first in her degree. It may not seem like it, but anything is possible from where you are now. All the best.
Amber, I hope you reach your target. I wanted to urge you to keep fighting for medical help, too. As someone who's dealt with anxiety issues I'm appalled that your support got pulled out from under you and doctors won't consider drug therapies (yeah, okay, so mind-altering drugs should be treated with caution, but surely there are alternatives!). How you study best is how you study best, but I hate to think of you having to change your life to fit your illness instead of overcoming your illness so you can live YOUR life. Best of luck with your results next week, and with everything that lies ahead!
Hello, just wanted to say I think this is an amazing project to contribute to. I have a young cousin suffering from anxiety and I think this school could help her too. Thanks so much for bringing it to my attention. Also, as for my book, would you like a copy? I can get my publisher to send one to you. Wishing you all the luck in the world with this, though I'm sure you'll get your target amount. Kiera xx
Best of luck and happy times to you, Amber! (PS: somehow have managed to sign up for your red reward - please don't bother: I'll be hugely happy to see you reach your target/dreams!)
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