Lottie Leach

Award-Winning Mental Health Activist

After attempting to take her own life following years of depression and an eating disorder, Lottie became determined to destigmatise discussions around mental health through education and raising awareness in her school and the wider communities. Lottie began by organising a 24-hour danceathon, attended by 500 students and teachers, and raised £3,200 for charity Mind and has now become a voice for those struggling with mental health.

Lottie has given many speeches about her own mental health experiences, as she ‘speaks from the heart’ at school assemblies, external workshops and more. Her work has been highly recognised by the 2021 Diana Legacy Award. Lottie creates safe spaces openness and education to help break down taboos in schools, with parents and wider communities, as well as her online presence. Her work is described as truly ‘life-saving’.”


Lottie Leach