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Name: Hatty Berry
Age: 16
Year of the Fix: 2012
Location: Brighton
Campaign: Understand young people's behaviour

As a carer for my mum, I often am misunderstood. My mum has a condition called fibromyalgia and it does require some attention from me, but many people do not want to understand the strain it can have on my life.


Currently I'm studying for my GCSEs, and it is quite a stressful time. Along with this, I do have to sometimes do a lot of tasks for my mum - getting dressed and taking a bath are sometimes hard for her because of the immense muscle pain she can experience.


I won Carer of the Year Award this year and am really proud of my efforts. However, sometimes I do get stressed, and a lot of other young carers - and a lot of young people - do also.


What I'm trying to change is the perception of young people's problems. Young people do have a lot of stresses in their lives, and I think people often overlook this.


Through my film, I hope to show why young people may misbehave the way they do, before jumping behind the scenes to show the root cause of this behaviour.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:


Barney Mereer
Owen Edmonds
Roman Hayeck-green
Jack Bowley
Ewan Hawkins
Tyler Vallance
Suzanne Williams
Chloe Baldwin
Ronie Taylor Ritson
Rachel Harper
Eden Myall
Millie Wood-Downie
Edel Fogarty
Rosie Taylor-Kitson

Daniel Armour

Theo Gregory
Shannon Cassidy
Harrison Davis
Pippa Hogg
Emily Vincent
Ryan Powell
Lydia Hague
Hayley Cann
Paige-Marie Baker-Carroll
Benjamin Colbourne
Bailey Denyer
Amber Blackman
Ella Collins-Godden
Sara Collins

Abigail Lee

The Old Market

Small venue outside of Brighton City Centre which champions performing arts


The Carers Centre

A centre which supports carers in Brighton and Hove


The Theatre Workshop

A team which offers workshops for a variety of the performing arts


Brighton and Hove Council

The local authority for the Brighton area


University of Brighton

Brighton's leading University


Spun Glass Theatre

Brighton based theatre company, founded in 2010

June 2013

My story was featured on the website of the Big Lottery Fund, along with my Fixers film. You can see the piece by clicking this link.


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