What are your interests?
How did you come to Dorset Mind?
Has anything changed since becoming an ambassador:
I know it sounds like a cliche but my life has changed completely. For the last year, I’ve been learning about mental health, and sharing what I’ve learnt. Re-educating myself – and others – has been key. It’s been a great pleasure to meet so many different people. Seeing people from different places come together, share life experiences and promote dialogue on mental health has been life changing.
How has Dorset Mind helped you?
Dorset Mind has opened my eyes to the meaning of ‘Ubuntu’ and the essence of being human, being a family. We all need each other to get through struggles in life. I can get better from you being better. You can grow if I grow. Your healing helps with mine. We can break the stigma around mental health together because together we can achieve so much.
What do you hope to achieve and what’s driving you?
One piece of advice I can give:
One of the things I believe strongly is that there’s always hope. I like to remind people that no matter the circumstance, whatever you’re going through – there’s hope. It’s also important that we realise our strength and its link to positive mental wellness. Understanding that people are going through so much and we need to support each other. Now more than ever. We need to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and talk about it openly.