For Robyn Wimble, mental health problems have hounded her for more than half of her life.

The Croydon woman first started suffering from depression when she was just 13 following a move to a new school.

New peers and exam pressures led to the now 23-year-old developing anxiety just two years later.

Sadly, the worst was yet to come.

In November 2016, Ms Wimble's world fell apart when she learnt her friend had died in the Croydon tram crash.

This led to her developing depersonalisation – a disorder characterised by an emotional numbness and sense of being detached from the world around you.

"I did not know if the things I was doing were real," she said.

"I just felt numb; I had no feelings or emotions at all."

Now Ms Wimble, a group of friends and campaign group Fixers have created an animation to encourage people to talk about their mental health problems.

"As long as you talk to one person, professional or not, it is still better than keeping it to yourself," she said.

"It means you are not alone.

"Hopefully people will see our film and not suffer in silence anymore."

The 23-year-old and her friend Nikki Mattocks now run a support group which encourages anyone experiencing a mental health crisis to talk about it.

Ms Mattocks' own struggle started at the age of six when she was bullied at school and became very unhappy.

Then at 14, she experienced a traumatic event while babysitting for a neighbour and this sparked a mental health crisis.

"I felt like I did not want to be alive," she said.

Doctors diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder and emotionally unstable anxiety disorder. She was in and out of hospital and medicated heavily to treat her moods.

"If I had a lot more help from the age of six onwards things would not have turned out the way they did; I would have been able to cope a lot better."