Hope Virgo suffered with anorexia for over 4 years, before being admitted to a Mental Health Hospital in 2007. She lived in the hospital for a year, fighting one of the hardest battles of her life. Since being discharged, she has fought to stay well. She now wants to use her experiences of mental health illness to champion the rights of others, inspire them to get well, and help break the stigma of mental illness.
Hope lives and works in London. In her spare time, she volunteers for refugee charities, and charities that
support young and abandoned children. She is a dedicated runner, and has a keen interest in maintaining
good mental health through healthy eating and exercise. Hope has recently had a first book published, Stand Tall Little Girl, which tells the story of her recovery from anorexia.
Hope is excited about what the future holds, excited that mental health issues are gradually getting talked about. She is in a whole new place, taking each day as it comes, and living life to the fullest.