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Hope Virgo

Mental Health Campaigner and Ambassador
Shaw Health Foundation (Confirmed)

Hope Virgo is the Author of Stand Tall Little Girl, and an international leading advocate for people with eating disorders. Hope helps young people and employers (including schools, hospitals and businesses) to deal with the rising tide of mental health issues which affect one in four people and costs employers between £33 and £42 billion annually. She has been described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital, as "sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact". Hope is also a recognised media spokesperson, having appeared on various platforms including BBC Newsnight, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC

  • Practical insight in to how to spot the signs of someone with a mental illness and how to have this conversation
  • Practical tips to help parents increase their understanding of mental health and so they feel able to support their young people with their mental health, and prevent them hitting crisis
  • Awareness of mental health so that people across schools feel educated and able to open up
  • Helping children learn to express themselves and talk about how they feel in a healthy way