SHEILA McMahon is on a mission to reduce the social stigma which surrounds mental health and suicidal thoughts.
The multi-talented star has already launched guide on YouTube and is also hosting her own live show at Redditch Palace Theatre later this month.
“The first video on my channel is aimed at increasing understanding of suicide and suicidal thoughts,” said Sheila.
“Having worked as a counsellor for more than 10 years I have seen common misunderstandings about depression.
“Most people have no idea what to do or say when faced with such situations and I want to change that.”
Sheila’s well known for her work supporting mental health, having been featured on the BBC News, ITV and radio talking about the subject.
In the past she has also spoke on behalf of Redditch’s Mental Health Action Group.
“When you suffer from depression or a similar mental health issue it’s a very dark place to be in. I know from experience. “
“That’s why I’m so passionate about trying to help others.”
Sheila will be at Redditch’s Palace Theatre on February 23 with a new mental health show exploring how we form attachments in childhood and how they continue to play out during our adult lives.
Her alter ego Sister Mary will also be part of the comedy for this show.
Tickets are on sale at – www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk
Sheila’s channel can be viewed by typing ‘Sheila’s Online Mental Health Show’ into YouTube.