Ash London joins headspace
Channel 11 presenter Ash London says the suicide of a family
member in her teenage years was one of the main reasons she has
joined forces with headspace to help young people
going through a tough time get the support they need.
To coincide with mental health week, which runs 7 - 14 October,
Ash has filmed a video explaining how important it is for young
Australians to feel supported during difficult periods in their
As well as losing a family member to suicide, Ash has recently
supported a close friend suffering from depression.
"A close friend of mine was recently struggling with depression
and I found myself helping her through a really dark time. Because
she had the guts to say she wasn't okay I was able to help her get
in touch with the right people and get the help she needed," said
Through her work as an ambassador for
headspace, Ash wants to make sure young people
know how to look out for those around them while also taking care
"It's important not to panic if a friend tells you they're not
okay. Remember they're coming to you as a friend, not a
professional. Because often that's the first step, talking to
someone you love and trust."
"You're not there to solve all their problems but you can be
there for them as a friend. There are places you can refer to, like
headspace, so you aren't carrying all the burdens
on your own."
Ash's ongoing partnership with headspace
will be on a national and local community level. This will include
speaking at schools and events, getting involved with
headspace centre activities and participating in
youth mental health campaigns.
headspace media contact:
Tel: 03 9027 0129
Mob: 0413 025 385