Frankie Sandford launches Glamour magazine mental health campaign with Mind
Posted Wednesday 28 March 2012
The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford opens up about her depression to launch ‘Hey, It’s OK’ campaign.
The Saturdays singer Frankie Sandford has today spoken publicly for the first time about having depression to launch Glamour magazine’s new ‘Hey, It’s OK’ campaign in conjunction with Mind.
Frankie spent a month in hospital last year after being convinced she was a ‘horrible person’ and ‘ugly’. She’s now supporting our campaign with the magazine to encourage its readers to be more open about depression.
If people spoke honestly to each other, they’d realise a lot of their friends have problems like mine. [In hospital] was the first time I felt I was among people who really understood me.
Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer said:
Frankie has been honest and open in speaking out about having depression, and has shown that mental health problems can affect anyone, no matter who they are. We’re glad to hear that she is feeling better now and hope that she can continue to have a successful recovery.
We’re delighted to be partnering with Glamour for the ‘Hey, It’s OK’ campaign and hope that this helps thousands of young women to realise that they are not alone in feeling depressed, and that they too can get the help and support they need to recover.
You can read more about Frankie’s experiences in the Daily Mirror and her full interview will be published in Glamour magazine on Monday 2 April.