Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Tyler, 15, relaxes in his back garden at home in Sheffield.
Tyler lives with his mother Sarah, his father Graham and his brother and sister in Sheffield. He has finished his GCSEs and started a course in media at college. He has been at Shine for two years, an organisation aiming to help obese young people aged 10 - 17 to loose weight and increase confidence and self-esteem.
Tyler told his mother he wanted to lose weight when he was 14. He wanted to fit into his clothes. At the time he couldn't fit into XXL. He realized he was eating because he was bored. Since then, he has cut down how much he eats and lost some weight. Going to Shine has made him feel more confident. (A longer text is available on request)