Family's mental health mission in memory of Charlie Watkins

Charlie with his twin brother Harry. Credit: Charlie Watkins Foundation

The family of a student who took his own life are on a mission to support young people struggling with their mental health.

Charlie Watkins, from Higham in Suffolk, died a year ago - shortly after appearing as a contestant on dating show Take Me Out. He took his own life before the programme was broadcast.

Charlie had struggled with his mental health ever since his mum died from cancer when he was nine. He'd had counselling and taken medication.

But when he turned 18 and moved to York to study it was down to him to seek out help.

It was his twin brother Harry who decided to set up the Charlie Watkins Foundation, with the aim of raising awareness and offering more support.

Now the foundation has launched a new mental health project in partnership with the University of Essex. It's called Chat with Charlie.

The Charlie Watkins Foundation is working with the University of Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia