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Published: 9 December 2021

Listen to Jacko's story as he talks about his mental health challenges and how he learnt to accept his emotions and thrive.

Introducing Jacko's story

Jacko's story highlights the importance of rangatahi / young people getting support with their mental health. From a young age Jacko had mental health challenges.

Without enough support in place, or people looking out for Jacko, he struggled to learn how to manage his mental health challenges.

How to help someone going through a similar experience

If someone you know is going through what Jacko experience you can help.

Find out how to help them manage their emotions and how to create a safe space for them.

Reflecting on Jacko's story

Growing up Jacko didn't feel listened to or understood. Having people on his side that were able to accept what he was going through as real helped him to accept and come to terms with his own emotions.

What have you learned listening to Jacko's story?