Sophie Cook

Breaking the stigma around mental health

GE2019 – Finding the right path

GE2019 – Finding the right path

Our political system is broken. The first past the post system dominated by the two major parties ensures that millions of people all over the country feel that their vote is pointless due to living in a “safe” seat and many millions more feel that nothing changes no matter which party is in power. Brexit has torn our country apart, dividing political parties, communities and even families while...

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My political beliefs – the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

My political beliefs – the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals that build on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, free from political dogma, and using a humanist, holistic approach to sustainable development lie at the centre of my political beliefs. GOAL 1: End poverty in all its forms...

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Sophie Cook for East Worthing & Shoreham – Time for change

Sophie Cook for East Worthing & Shoreham – Time for change

The country stands at the brink. Ever since the Brexit referendum in 2016 our political elite has been obsessed with party political point scoring and manoeuvring for power rather than protecting the best interests of the citizens of this country. The Conservatives have been more interested in internal power struggles than in delivering the Brexit that a majority voted for. Meanwhile Labour has...

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Thanks for your support and asking for more, cheeky I know

Thanks for your support and asking for more, cheeky I know

Thank you so much to everyone that bought a copy of my first book ‘Not Today: How I Chose Life’, I hope that you enjoyed reading it. I’m now in the process of writing the follow up which takes the Not Today philosophy to the next level, it’s called ‘Not Today: Losing My Addictions’ and it’s about how we use things to fill the voids in our soul....

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Motivation, inspiration and the joy of being ordinary

Motivation, inspiration and the joy of being ordinary

I love speaking to a live audience, I love the interaction and the sharing of emotion that occurs as they respond to and identify with my stories. Despite much of the feedback, the kind messages that declare that I am an inspiration, I see myself as something else and hear me out on this one. I am ordinary. I am nothing special. Here’s the kicker, and neither are you. Now would someone...

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Not Today: How I Chose Life at TEDxBrighton 2018

Not Today: How I Chose Life at TEDxBrighton 2018

In 2018 it was my immense honour to take to the stage in Brighton’s historic Dome Theatre to deliver a TEDx Talk to 1500 people, sharing the story of my mental health with a highly appreciative audience. Just before I went on the compere asked me how I would like to be introduced to which I joked “the Queen of the fucking world”. Standing, barefoot in the wings, I mentally prepared myself as the...

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