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Essex sisters blow away the myths surrounding hair loss in women

It can shatter self confidence and make women's lives a misery.

Losing their hair can be a traumatic experience and its estimated that alopecia affects more than 300,000 girls and women in the East of England.

In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives youngsters a voice - a teenager from Witham in Essex wants to make life easier for those with the condition.

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Fixers: Listen to your heart when choosing studies

Leigh-Ann Ncube

As young people across our region contemplate returning to school after the Easter Break, a young woman from Basildon is urging them to listen to their hearts when choosing their future studies. Leigh-Ann Ncube says she made mistakes about her own path, which she now regrets, and has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to urge others to do what they enjoy. Watch her film below and click here to find out more about Fixers.

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Fixers: How a teenager from Peterborough is using his love of comic book heroes to inspire others

It's the inspiring story from a young man from Peterborough who's fighting his cancer with the help of some super-heroes.

Ben Clifton has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to pass on his message to other teens.

He believes that staying strong can help you battle the disease and he's using comic book heroes to help him prove it.

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ITV Fixers: Chelsey asks why is disability ignored by the media?

A young model from Essex is calling on the media to give disabled people due prominence, since they represent one in sixth of the population in our region.

Chelsey Jay says disabled people are woefully under-represented and has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make her point in a powerful viral ad.

Fixers: Harwich man aiming to make it easier to report online abuse

A third of school children say they have been bullied online, while one in thirteen say they're the victims of continuous abuse, according to a bullying charity.

Now a young man from Harwich is calling on websites to install a panic button for victims, after himself facing online abuse.

He's enlisted the help of Fixers, the campaign that gives young people a voice, to get his message out.

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Fixers: Living with Dyspraxia

You may have never heard of it, but the chances are you know someone who has it.

Dyspraxia is a condition that makes daily tasks more difficult and it affects as many as one in ten people, including stars like actor Daniel Radcliffe and singer Florence Welch.

Yet it remains relatively unknown.

In the latest update from Fixers, the campaign that gives young people a voice, a Cambridge man is trying to open eyes to the condition, as well as provide local support.

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Help for teenagers with mental health issues

There is a growing epidemic of mental health issues amongst young people, according to the relationship charity Relate - with around one in four suffering some form of depression.

A group of teenagers from Peterborough were so shocked by how many of their peers were affected they set up a new forum, with the help of ITV Fixers.

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For information about ITV Fixers visit the website.

Fostered teens encourage others to overcome their fears

Around 6,500 children in our region are in care, many with families who're trying to make them feel at home. But it can be an uneasy relationship.

In this month's update from ITV Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - we hear from two girls who over-came their own mistrust, and are now encouraging other cared-for children to embrace their new lives.

For information about ITV Fixers visit the website.

If you are a young person living with a foster family and would like some help or advice, visit the charity Barnardo's website.

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