stem4 - Ambassadors
Rosie Day is an award winning young actress. She is a series regular on Golden Globe nominated Sony Pictures/Starz TV series Outlander, and recently starred in ‘All Roads Lead to Rome’, alongside Sarah Jessica Parker. She was named one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’.
Rosie said: “I’m so delighted to be an ambassador for stem4! A cause very close to my heart, stem4 does such brilliant, important work with teenage mental health, from prevention to early intervention and managing mental illnesses. Their work is so highly needed in today’s society, and I’m so looking forward to working with this excellent, life-changing charity.”
Dr Nihara Krause, CEO of stem4 said: “I am very pleased to welcome Rosie as a young ambassador to stem4. Her enthusiasm and commitment to the work we do is fantastic and I’m sure the young people we work with will see her as a positive role model. Rosie joins our other two ambassadors Georgina Campbell and Naomi Cavaday who we are also very lucky to have represent us.”
Georgina Campbell is an English actress best known for her television roles in ‘One Night’ and ‘Murdered by my Boy Friend’. Her performance in the latter won her the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress 2015. Georgina is committed to joining us in the work we do in raising early awareness and signposting to early intervention.
Georgina Campbell said: “I spanly support stem4 as I wish I’d had access to a charity like stem4 when I was growing up. I had difficulties controlling my emotions as a teenager, unaware that I was coping with the symptoms of depression. It’s encouraging to see stem4 doing key work intervening early with young girls experiencing mental health issues.
Hopefully with more awareness and education young girls will feel empowered to vocalise their internal agonies and gain immediate help rather than let symptoms worsen. The stigma surrounding mental health issues ultimately prevents progress, I’m excited to see the ways in which stem4 is breaking down these barriers and I’m very glad to become part of the process.”
Dr Nihara Krause, CEO of stem4 said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Georgina is volunteering for stem4 since many of the young people we see will relate very well to the emotional difficulties she experienced as a young girl. The more we can encourage children and young people to feel able to challenge the secrecy that surrounds mental ill health issues and ask for early help, the more effective our message will be.”
stem4 ambassador Naomi Cavaday, a top 10 British Women’s Tennis player, will bring her own personal experience of battling bulimia and depression to the team. She is now back on tour and enjoying playing competitively again. Her illness caused her to retire from the game for three years. Now healthy and confident with her first tournament win under her belt in Egypt on the Futures Tour, she feels ready to help stem4.
Dr Nihara Krause, CEO and Founder of stem4 said: “stem4 welcomes Naomi not only as a fantastic role model but also because teenagers relate well to personal stories, will like the fact she is a young sportswoman and they will take a very positive message from her recovery. Reducing stigma and encouraging teenagers to develop confidence in asking for help is something we encourage, as well as offering support to their friends, teachers and families in being receptive to disclosure and to know where to signpost them for help.”
Naomi said: “I have chosen to support stem4 as I passionately believe that supporting and educating teenagers in schools is crucial for early intervention in mental health. I struggled with depression and an eating disorder through adolescence, but I didn’t realise at the time what was going on. Increased awareness, education and less stigma would have meant I would have felt more comfortable about speaking out earlier and been able to get the help I needed to deal with what I was experiencing. stem4 is tackling this head on by going in to schools and educating teachers, parents and pupils about the issues and difficulties so many teenagers face.”