Our Youth Ambassadors
George David Hodgson
George David Hodgson is a fashionpreneur, public speaker and mental health activist. In 2014 he founded the award-winning fashion label ‘Maison de Choup’ out of his severe anxiety and OCD episode. The brand has been recognised by the likes of Vanity Fair, which referred to Maison de Choup as ’The Fashion Brand with a Mental Health Cause at its Heart’. He also delivers public speeches in schools, colleges and universities on his story to inspire the younger generation about positive mental health and that there is always light at the end to the tunnel.
After recovering from his severe Anxiety & OCD he is passionate about helping young sufferers with mental health issues and encouraging them to open up and talk about their mental health.
Rachael is currently studying A Levels in Psychology, Maths and Music Technology, and is an up-and-coming acoustic singer/songwriter from Derbyshire UK. She mainly performs her captivating and soulful original songs all over the North of England.
Over the two and a half years that she has been gigging, Rachael has performed at festivals such as Tramlines, Chesterfield, Rotherham and Barnsley Pride. She has also played on local radio stations as well as at gigs in popular music venues.
Rachael has a real passion for mental health. She wants to help others who have mental health issues or those with loved ones who are suffering, as she has had very close experiences with both. You can gain some insight into her some of her experiences through her music.
Rachael gets inspiration from a lot of different genres of music – from country right through to metal and hard rock. Her lyrical influences come heavily from artists such as Julien Baker, Dodie and Fleetwood Mac – making her lyrics deep and thought provoking.