Northwood College for Girls students were not only wowed by the music of visiting singer/songwriter popstar Eleni C, but were also inspired by the other goal of her tour: to spread awareness of mental health issues.
Eleni, who’s acclaimed music has been featured on CBBC shows and numerous national radio stations, dropped in to the girls’ school as part of her tour, where she doesn’t just perform her songs, but also talks about how important it is for young people to express their feelings instead of bottling them all in.
In her role as a mental health advocate she has attracted national attention, and she’s worked with charities such as Young Minds UK and the Yiannis Christodoulou Foundation to spread her message even wider.
And it’s safe to say that the schoolgirls of Northwood College certainly experienced the positive impact of her work.
One said: “The performance was amazing, I loved it! You’ve inspired me to take up singing and speak up about my depression and anxiety.”
Another person spoke about the impact Eleni’s appearance had on a friend of theirs, saying: “She is quite shy and didn’t want to say it herself, but she loved your songs and the speech at the end was inspiring. You made her more confident.”
Eleni currently has a new single out, ‘Queen’, which is an anthem for women’s personal autonomy.
Talking about the record, she said: “I wrote this as an anthem of personal empowerment, to remind my fans to stand up for what they want and to have the courage to live the life that they want to live.”