This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re celebrating the incredible work of two people who have played a huge role in raising awareness of mental health research through our We Swear campaign.
We are delighted to announce that Melanie Chisholm and Julia Bradbury have officially confirmed their support for MQ, by becoming our inaugural celebrity ambassadors.
Our celebrity ambassadors are involved with MQ’s work in a wide variety of ways, and have been vital in helping to MQ launch into the public eye – championing the urgent need for awareness and funding into mental health research.
We’re incredibly grateful for their support and excited to work with them to continue building a movement to transform mental health through research.
They share their experience of mental health and explain why they have decided to support MQ.
Why I am supporting MQ
"I was first diagnosed with depression in 2000. I felt relieved, on one hand, that there was a name for the way I was feeling but I was also scared, because I knew nothing about it and felt quite alone. In recent years mental health issues have been spoken about more openly. This has helped reduce stigma and also made us aware of how prevalent these problems are.
"I made the decision to work with MQ as I feel their support in researching various mental health issues and their work with young people, are incredibly important."
Why I am supporting MQ
“I’m really pleased to be an inaugural ambassador for MQ and support mental health research. There are so many unanswered questions about mental illness and we need to work together to demand more for the next generation.
“I chose to support MQ because I feel that the mental health benefits of being outdoors, and spending time in green spaces are tangible. Working with a charity that is continually seeking ways to understand and improve mental health treatments made a lot of sense to me. I’m passionate about finding out more about the link between mental and physical health. I know walking has a really positive impact on my mental health and am encouraged to find out more about how our bodies and minds work together.”
Our inaugural celebrity ambassadors are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the thousands of other people who have sworn to take on mental illness with MQ. Find out how you can get involved.
Last updated: 16 May 2018
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