I decided to join the Get on Track programme because I felt it would help give me the confidence and willpower to try whatever was thrown at me and it definitely did that for me.

My first few days on the course were quite daunting, my mental health meant I didn’t feel confident enough to do something I was just thrown into. Everyone was very supportive and understanding of that.

Throughout the course I have begun trying new activities. My favourites had to be trying boxing, going to the skate park and playing hockey. I really enjoyed all the physically active sessions that we did.

 A massive highlight for me was being given the opportunity to present my story on my condition to the group, and what a wonderful group to have shared my presentation with, every single person in the group was really supportive.

I have shared this experience with the best staff, athletes and group of girls I could have wished for.  I now hope to go out there and fight for my chance to be a nursery worker, as this course has definitely taught me never to give up on what I want in life.

I would like to thank all the staff and the group of girls for an amazing and supportive experience and I wish everyone all the luck in the world for the future.

Alix’s athlete mentor, Jenna Downing said:

 “Alix has been an absolute pleasure to work with on our Get on Track course. Alix has been a great friend and support to others on the course, always there to provide positive encouragement and help when needed. Alix’s highlight on the course for me came when she bravely decided to tell her story to the group. I was so proud of her for standing up and having the confidence and courage to speak honestly about something that is clearly a huge barrier for her.

 Alix has had some tough times on the course but she has always given 100% to everything and is absolutely driven to try and better herself and improve her mental health. I have no doubt that eventually Alix will go on to achieve that dream job of hers. Good luck Alix!"