POSITIVE ROLE MODELS TO FOLLOW
The Blurt Foundation is a social enterprise dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of depression, alongside helping those affected by it. They teach about the importance of self-care and letting the past go to let your future grow.
Rachel Thompson is an advocate for sexual abuse survivors and author of the multi-award-winning bestselling books Broken Places, Broken Pieces and the recent Broken People. She writes openly on the topic of trauma, PTSD and healing.
NOT PLANT BASED
Not Plant Based is a safe space for troubled eaters. They aim to create and source honest, non-patronising advice, reviews and stories to aid those who are prone to unhealthy eating and/or fitness habits which have a negative effect on their health and how they view themselves.
Kimberley is a Chartered Psychologist, former finalist on the Great British Bake Off and an award-winning food producer with a degree in nutrition. She looks at the role food plays in our mental health, including our emotional relationship with food.
DR VANIA MANIPOD
Dr Vania. Manipod is a certified Psychiatrist who believes in a holistic approach to psychiatry and motivates people to take charge of their wellbeing. Dr. Manipod is also a writer, speaker, and featured expert in various TV shows and publications.
In 2008, Neil walked past a man called Jonny, sitting by the bridge, who was contemplating taking his own life. Six years later they were reunited through a viral social media search (#FindMike). This inspired Neil to set up multiple charities and organisations to help eradicate the stigma of mental health
Victoria is a TED Talk speaker, mental health advocate, podcast host, and former Division I Athlete. She is known for her unfiltered campaign, #RealPost. She gets real about body-image issues, depression, anxiety, and if you want to hear more check out her podcast, Real Pod!
Micheline is an Arab-American woman working to de stigmatize mental health. She has a private practice in Florida specializing in healing trauma and anxiety disorders. She wants everyone to have access to mental health care and ensure it is taken as seriously as physical health.
Rachel is the bestselling author of “Where the River Flows” and fast-growing Substack publication, "The Messy Middle." After 18+ years of therapy, an MS in psychology, and 5+ years of working with adolescence, she has made it her mission to make others feel less alone through honest storytelling, resource sharing, and community. Her motto is: "I'm not interested in Before and Afters. Show me the Messy Middle."
"Since I've hung up my combat boots I'm working as a mental health therapist. I have devoted my speciality to understanding the root causes of the trauma response and how it affects us. I am a huge advocate for mental health and teaching people skills that can support their resiliency in this crazy world."
Emily Morison is a disabled activist, accessibility champion and mental health advocate. She encourages and inspires change in approaches to accessibility for individuals, companies and the media.
EMMY VAN DEURZEN