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Game of Thrones actor Bella Ramsey becomes our latest ambassador

16-year old actor, Bella Ramsey, who played Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, has become the latest ambassador for YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

Released Thursday 5th December

Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey opens up about struggles and urges people to keep talking and break the silence around mental health.

16-year old actor, Bella Ramsey, who played Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, has become the latest ambassador for YoungMinds, the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.

On World Mental Health Day in 2018, Bella took to Twitter to open up about her own experiences struggling with her mental health, after seeking help for an eating disorder.  

Bella said:

“I know from my own experiences how difficult it can be to talk about what you’re going through, especially if you’re not exactly sure what’s going on yourself. It can be overwhelming trying to figure it out but if you’re feeling this way, I’d encourage you to ask for help. Know that you’re not alone in this and people around you want to help you.

“I’ve been a supporter of YoungMinds for a while now and their campaigns for better and earlier support for mental health is an area that’s really important to me. I’m so excited to be working with YoungMinds and to help people find the support they need, when they need it.”

Well-known for her role in Game of Thrones, Bella has also appeared as Mildred Hubble in the CBBC adaptation of The Worst Witch.

Tom Madders, Director of Campaigns at Young Minds said:

“We’re delighted that Bella is becoming a YoungMinds ambassador and joining the fight for children and young people’s mental health.

“Bella’s experiences are all too common amongst young people. We know that many young people still struggle to open up about their mental health and when they do, help is often hard to find. A staggering two-thirds of young people with mental health problems said they couldn't find support when they first needed it. That’s why we’re urging the next government to #ActEarly on young people’s mental health and we’re privileged to have Bella’s support in asking them to make early support for young people with mental health problems a priority.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for young people’s mental health. For more information please visit www.youngminds.org.uk

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