A BRAVE teenager from Camrose has shared the story of her mental health difficulties in an award-winning S4C TV documentary.

Mair Elliott, 18, laid bare her struggles in ‘Y felan a Fi’, a programme made for S4C’s current affairs series, Y Byd ar Bedwar.

She also spoke to other Welsh teenagers about their mental health issues, and to the parents of young sufferers.

The documentary won a BAFTA Cymru Award at the recent star-studded ceremony in Cardiff.

“I'm so glad I was able to share my story,” said Mair. “I hope the programme will show there is no shame in being ill, and that it is ok to get help.”

Mair also aimed to make a serious point to make about the inadequacy of mental health support for young people in this country.

“I wanted to bring to people’s attention to the state of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Wales," she said. "Currently, services are not up to scratch, putting young people at risk of developing more serious problems and leading to unnecessary suffering.”

When Mair was approached by producer Bethan Muxworthy, she had no idea she would end up playing the main role in the documentary.

“I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams I would get such an awesome opportunity,” said Mair. “I loved every second of filming and working with the team down in S4C and ITV.”

Mair was invited to the BAFTA Cymru Awards ceremony on September 27, an experience she describes as being “the cherry on top” of her TV experience, which has had a positive outcome for the modest Pembrokeshire teen.

“I can't help but be slightly proud of myself,” she said. “If you'd have asked me three ago, when I was at my worst, if I would go on and do these incredible things, I would have said no. Battling with mental illness is not easy, but it's things like this that remind me why it’s important for me to keep fighting.”

Watch ‘Y felan a Fi’ at www.s4c.cymru/en/factual/y-byd-ar-bedwar/