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Mental Health Ambassador
António is a student at the University of Essex, mental health ambassador and lived experience media volunteer. As a teenager, he had a traumatic experience of mental illness, being diagnosed with ‘Undifferentiated Schizophrenia’ and ‘Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder’. Now, he speaks openly, honestly, and engagingly about the impact this had on him. In António’s world, young and black people with mental health problems are treated fairly, equally and are no longer discriminated against. He aims to make this a reality everywhere.