Stories of Hope: Teddy Edwardes
“I think I wouldn’t have been so affected by everything happening to me and known that I wasn’t ‘weird’.”
We speak to Teddy Edwardes – model, businesswoman and founder of Lick Events, and soon-to-be star of newly commissioned BBC 3 show “The Proud Party Agency”, about why she’s supporting our ‘There is Always Hope’ campaign with Network Rail.
Why did you get involved in the Network Rail and Chasing the Stigma ‘There is Always Hope’ campaign?
“I think the ‘There is Always Hope’ campaign is so incredibly important. More than ever at the moment, with the pandemic taking so many lives and affecting people’s day-to-day mental health. Having a platform that’s easy and accessible to find out anything you need is vital.”
We really appreciate your honesty about your own mental health, why did you decide to speak out about it?
“People are not speaking up enough about how they’re feeling, which can make the problem worse, so I think it’s very important to be open and honest and push others to do the same.”
What helped in terms of your own mental health journey?
“Having conversations and knowing other people feel the same and taking time for myself when needed, allowing myself time to recharge when my batteries were drained.”
Do you wish you knew about the Hub of Hope earlier?
“Definitely. If I had had a Hub of Hope when I was a teenager I think I wouldn’t have been so affected by everything happening to me and known that I wasn’t ‘weird’.”
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