After suffering with anxiety, a teen chose to speak up and share her mission of learning to cope with mental health – and made her way to CBBC to do so.

16-year-old Molly Robinson has featured in her own Newsround Special, Inside My Head, in which she explored the world of coping strategies for anxiety and other mental health issues.

During the special, Molly received expert advice, including information about exercise helping with anxiety from fitness guru, Joe Wicks, as well as talking through other teens' stories of how they overcame their anxiety.

Although the brave teen definitely didn't jump into the decision, instead taking time to prepare herself and decide what she was prepared to share – but is very happy with her choice.

"Not many of us would choose to talk publicly about our own mental health, but until we start sharing our experiences, we can’t end the stigma," Molly said.

"I also had to address my worries that I would be labelled or get negative comments from talking about my problems – I chose to focus instead on what would have helped me when I was younger."

The Cockermouth youngster is a strong advocate for discussing mental health worries, setting up the campaign We Will with her friends from Maryport and Workington, which fights for better mental health support for young people.

And mum Kate Whitmarsh couldn't be more proud, saying: "Watching Molly doing the documentary and interviews about it was inspiring and all of her family are very proud.

"She was like a ‘duck to water’, and I am certain that I could never have done what she has done at her age – it shows phenomenal bravery and self-awareness.

"I am as proud, however of the bravery she shows on a daily basis.

"As Molly has said in the interviews, ‘bravery isn’t about climbing mountains. Bravery is about doing the small things which are often the most difficult when you are struggling. When you have mental (and/or physical) health problems sometimes getting up and going out are daily acts of bravery.'"

Since the documentary aired, Molly has "had some lovely feedback", and is thrilled to see many – and "the most important" – are from other young people who have began talking openly about their mental health.

The teen was also featured on BBC Breakfast, which has been viewed online by over 200,000 people, proving, Molly says, "that people care a lot about youth mental health, and want to know how they can help."

Molly gave advice to other youngsters, and said: "I have three pieces of advice; firstly reach out if you need support.

"Try to find the courage to speak to friends, family, teachers or health professionals. Sometimes it’s hard as you have to keep asking if you don’t straight away get the support you need.

"Secondly, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed and feel like you have no power or control over anything.

"Take small steps to regain some sense of control, whether it is breathing exercises, taking a walk or talking to a friend.

"Sometimes when I feel really bad I just make my bed, tidy my room and have a bath."

She continued: "Try to be that person who offers support. Our work with We Will has found that listening better to young people is the single most important thing we can do to improve youth mental health.

"Ask if someone is okay. Listen properly to them and try not to judge or interrupt them – offer support rather than advice."