She works closely with those who are affected by eating disorders, offering support to those in need, which has led her to starting a Counselling Course at a local college and found the Journey Back to Life, a organisation dedicated to helping people combat mental illness.
Rachael is also an ardent campaigner against the dangers of airbrushing and how they influence how society views themself. Her campaigning has led to a number of magazine titles promising not to airbrush models anymore and she now appears regularly in the media talking of her campaign.
She also works with a Self Injury Support Group in Warrington, delivering training with the team to raise awareness for professionals on the subject.
Rachael is now a young ambassador for the Office for Disability Issues to help give young diasbled people a voice.
After years of anxiety which left her struggling in social situations she is starting to get her social life back together and thanks to her friends and family, meals out and shopping trips are no longer something to dread.
I have invited Rachael to speak at our school, Wade Deacon High School, on numerous occasions in the past two years. On each visit, Rachael has been the ultimate professional whilst delivering a personal and engaging talk. Her honestly and open nature has left our pupils, both male and female, enthralled by the journey that Rachael has been on, and survived. Rachael is an inspiration to our pupils, and it is without question that I recommend her to your school and pupils. Rachael is able to deliver talks to very large audiences, small targeted groups and offer 1:1 sessions. She has always been extremely reliable and offered wonderful value for money. Rachael is a valuable part of our Citizenship & PHSEE programme.
Jane Goulding – Wade Deacon High School, Widnes