A member of the popular girl group The Saturdays, Frankie Bridge is a hugely successful singer and television personality. As well as her work in the entertainment industry, in recent years she’s become an outspoken advocate for mental health working as an ambassador for the charity Mind! Often booked as an inspirational mental health speaker, Frankie discusses her own experiences with depression.
In 2007 The Saturdays were formed and soon catapulted to global fame. An integral member of the band, Frankie’s bubbly, and charismatic personality made her well-loved among fans. In total the band released 13 top ten singles and four studio albums. Their debut album, Chasing Lights was released in 2008 and earned Platinum status. The band also embarked on four nationwide tours as well as supporting the likes of Take That, The Jonas Brothers and Boyzone. In 2014 the group disbanded after seven successful years, but Frankie was still regularly found on TV. A popular media personality, she went on to appear on the likes of Strictly Come Dancing, Cannonball and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
Prior to joining The Saturdays Frankie was a child star and a member of S Club Juniors or S Club 8 as they’d later be known. Formed in 2001, the band released six top ten UK singles and introduced Frankie to her future band-mate Rochelle Humes.
Now Frankie concentrates a lot of her time working as a mental health speaker. Having suffered from depression in her youth, she had a mental breakdown in 2011 and spent time in a rehabilitative facility. Now working as an ambassador for MIND, Frankie is an inspirational mental health advocate. Understanding the importance of talking about your feelings she has also started her own podcast, Open Mind, which sees her talk to guests from a variety of walks of life all talking about their experiences with mental health. Frankie also authored her book OPEN: Why Asking for Help Can Save Your Life, which speaks about her ongoing journey battling breakdowns and depression. When booked as a mental health speaker, Frankie offers an invaluable insight into the intricacies of mental health and all it encompasses.