Ace mental health to me means accepting that you are you and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Sophie Hunter, 17 is studying for her A-Levels. We stopped her in Newcastle to discuss Black Mirror, philosophy and having a secure support network.
What are your plans for today?
I’m gonna go see my sister and celebrate her birthday.
Are you studying or working?
I’m studying Psychology. R.E. and English Literature at A-Level
What are you listening to, reading and watching at the moment?
I’m currently reading I Think, Therefore I Am which is about Philosophers and I’m also reading Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. I’m listening to the Boho and chills butterfly playlist. And I’m watching Black Mirror.
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
It’d be anything with my friends. I wouldn’t mind if it was just chilling and relaxing or if we were on top of a mountain skiing.
For what in life do you feel most grateful?
The network I have around me, I’ve built myself a great web of people that are there to support me and love me whenever I need. I can always fall back on that foundation.
Complete the sentence, “Ace mental health for me means…”
Loving yourself, in order to love everyone else. Accepting that you are you and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.
What do you do to stay mentally healthy?
I make sure I’m in contact with everyone I love so we keep that rapport between us. I like to keep very active through sports and exercise. And I drink a lot of water.
Who inspires you and why?
My sister inspires me, I’ve always looked up to her. She’s overcome so much in her lifetime that I can’t help but be in awe. She gives love, unconditionally, wholeheartedly to anyone. And that’s all I want to do.