My gorgeous supportive boyfriend': Wayne Bridge pledges to support Frankie Sandford at Mind mental health media awards
Frankie Sandford been credited with inspiring others to seek help after opening up about her battle with depression.
By Emily Sheridan |
And on Monday night, The Saturdays singer thanked her 'gorgeous supportive boyfriend' Wayne Bridge for being her rock as they attended the Mind Media Awards.
In return, the footballer wrote a pledge on a piece of cardboard promising to always be there for Frankie whenever she was feeling low.
'A little like Wednesday Addams': Frankie Sandford arrives at the Mind Mental Health Media Awards, at the BFI Southbank in London
Support: Frankie uploaded an Instagram montage featuring her and boyfriend Wayne Bridge holding up pledges
At the London ceremony, Frankie paid tribute to Glamour magazine for giving her the outlet to speak about her mental illness in an interview earlier this year.
At the bash at BFI Southbank, Frankie uploaded an Instagram photo montage of her carrying a bunch of flowers and both her and Wayne holding pledges.
Winner: TV presenter Jasmine Harman's documentary Britain's Biggest Hoarders, which starred her mother Vasoulla, won two awards
Meanwhile, Frankie's pledge read: '... to do my best to help raise awareness of mental health problems.'
Following the event, Frankie said: 'Such a lovely night. My gorgeous flowers from Mind. And my gorgeous supportive boyfriend :) x.
'@MindCharity I had such an inspiring evening. There's so much I want to do! Bring on 2013. Thank you so much for having me.
TV presenter Jasmine Harman, who hosted Britain's Biggest Hoarders, which starred her mother Vasoulla and two other hoarders, thanked Frankie for presenting the award.
The programme ended up winning two accolades, including Best Documentary.
Jasmine tweeted: 'Thank you so much @FrankieTheSats for presenting my mum's Speaking Out #mindawards we are all so proud! It means so much, as you know xxx.'
Frankie replied: 'It was a pleasure. It was so lovely you all seemed so proud.'
Frankie went public with her battle with depression in March after she spent a month in hospital seeking treatment for her illness in October 2011.
She admitted she had battled negative thoughts and panic attacks on and off since she was 15, but things spiralled last year.
She told Glamour magazine earlier this year: 'One night, I got upset because Wayne hadn't bought the right yoghurts. I manage to convince myself he didn't know me at all.
'It set off this spiral of negative thinking – that if I disappeared, it wouldn’t matter to anyone. In fact, it would make everybody’s life easier. I felt that I was worthless, that I was ugly, that I didn’t deserve anything.'
Among the winners at last night's ceremony were Piers Morgan's Life Stories, which has featured celebrities including Frank Bruno, Rolf Harris, Peter Andre and Paul Gascoigne speaking about their mental health and Emmerdale, for their portrayal of Zak Dingle's depression.
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