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Frankie Bridge : Open   Recently updated !

Mental Health affects us all, In OPEN, Frankie Bridge opens up about her ongoing journey from breakdown to breakthroughs and through self-loathing, hospitalization and self-acceptance. Part narrative exploration, part guide, this book will help you to understand the importance of talking and helping each other.

It will also feature guidance and advice from the psychologist and psychiatrist who pulled her back from the brink along with their notes on her and conversations with her. This book will help people open up about their mental health and encourage us all to speak out.

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YoungMinds Vs

Our very on Frankie is supporting the new campaign from YoungMinds. The YoungMinds Vs is hoping to highlight the growing problem of young people and issues with mental health.

Pop singer Frankie Sandford of girl group The Saturdays is pledging her support to YoungMinds Vs campaign, which is urging a mass movement of change in children and young people’s mental health.

Frankie is supporting YoungMinds biggest campaign to date which is led by young people and calling for change on the issues that young people said were of most importance to them.

Following a consultation with 3,500 young people about the issues that worried them  YoungMinds Vs will be campaigning on their top 5 concerns; bullying, sexual pressures, school stress, unemployment and lack of access to help.

Frankie Sandford said: “I get to talk to a lot of young people and I know there are so many who are really suffering and struggling with life.

“That’s why I really support the YoungMinds Vs campaign because it’s raising awareness of the importance of young people having good mental health and everything that can be done to make that happen, including young people getting access to help when they need it.

“I also think it’s great that the campaign is being led by young people – it’s all about their experiences and their voices are at the heart of it. That’s why this campaign is different from others and that’s why I support it,” she added.

Leader of the opposition Ed Miliband has also pledged to support YoungMinds Vs: “I’m delighted to help launch this important campaign.

“YoungMinds’ survey exposes some of the pressures children are under in Britain today, from bullying and sexualisation to worries about job prospects. And when they feel depressed, too many young people are afraid to speak out or find a lack of support when they do.

“Good mental health is essential for children to thrive and succeed. That’s why we must ensure all young people have access to the help and support they need, when they need it.

“Mental health is the biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age, and young people’s mental health must be a top priority for Britain,” he added.

The minister responsible for youth policy Nick Hurd is attending the launch of YoungMinds Vs which is also being backed by Paralympian Clare Harvey and Britain’s Got Talent finalist McNasty.

YoungMinds Vs campaign is funded by The Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Reaching Communities’ programme and Comic Relief.

For more information about the campaign, its aims and objectives and how you can get involved visit www.youngmindsvs.org.uk .


Frankie Sandford, Mind Ambassador 1

Win a day out with Frankie!

 

Today our very own Frankie Sandford has been announced as a new Mind Ambassador and to celebrate, she’s launching an exciting new competition! As many of you are aware Frankie came out to the media to talk about her fight with depression, anxiety and panic attacks and to raise awareness about it.  Frankie is using her public status as the member of The Saturdays to create a much needed awareness of these problems, and to make sure that everyone knows that they don’t need to fight these things alone thanks to the wonderful work by Mind. The support that Frankie received from her family, friends and indeed us as The Saturdays fans made a huge difference to her. It’s important that people don’t suffer in silence and get the help and support that they really need.  So make sure you help Frankie spread the word about mental health, enter Mind’s competition and tell all your friends! Competition you say? Well here is Frankie herself to explain!

 

 

To celebrate this occasion Mind are teaming up with Prizeo, for a chance for YOU and THREE of your friends to spend the day with our very own Frankie at Alton Towers! Seriously how awesome is that? For your chance to win you simply visit the Prizeo site http://www.prizeo.com/frankie to enter. The competition runs from today (18th January) to 11th February. Entries cost £1, you are entitled to enter as often as you want to – please note that all entrants must be 16 or over.

Good Luck to all those entering and remember to help Frankie and spread the word by sharing it with everyone you know on Twitter and Facebook! You can also find out more from the Mind website or by visiting @MindCharity and http://www.facebook.com/mindforbettermentalhealth