Teenager’s art has been an ‘integral’ part of her mental health recovery

Sasha Campbell and her friend Millie Cooke Wharton Picture: MARK WHARTON

Sasha Campbell and her friend Millie Cooke Wharton Picture: MARK WHARTON - Credit: MARK WHARTON

A teenager’s artwork inspired by her mental health journey has been sold at an auction to raise cash for support for young people.

Sasha Campbell and her friend Millie Cooke Wharton creating one of the artworks for the exhibition P

Sasha Campbell and her friend Millie Cooke Wharton creating one of the artworks for the exhibition Picture: MARK WHARTON - Credit: MARK WHARTON

Sasha Campbell, 18, from Barrow, created the piece on her experience of medication during her battle with mental ill health.

The work - which was made with her friend Millie Cooke Wharton - is on display at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds as part of an exhibition to raise money for the Fine Not Fine mental health campaign.

It features 60 artworks, including another by Sasha and Millie, and more than £2,000 has been taken so far.

READ MORE: 'I started thinking I would rather die than fail exams' - teenager speaks about mental healthJordanna Campbell, Sasha's mum who launched Fine Not Fine with her, said: "The private view and auction went really well.

Sasha and Millie's 'pills' artwork

Sasha and Millie's 'pills' artwork - Credit: Contributed

"Sash opened the exhibition with a few words on how the creative arts - particularly poetry and music - are integral to her mental health and how they are part of her recovery. We had 150 through the door on the night."


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All work was donated by artists to support young people's mental health.

The exhibition will run until November 9.

For more information on Fine Not Fine see here or follow @FineNotFineBSE on Twitter.

Sasha's inspiration for the 'pills' artwork

Sasha's inspiration for the 'pills' artwork - Credit: Contributed

Sasha and Millie's other piece in the exhibition at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Sasha and Millie's other piece in the exhibition at St Edmundsbury Cathedral - Credit: Unlnown

Jordanna Campbell (far left) with a piece at the Fine Not Fine exhibition Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Jordanna Campbell (far left) with a piece at the Fine Not Fine exhibition Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: CONTRIBUTED

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