Robbie-Lee Valentine
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Robbie-Lee Valentine

Actor, TV Personality & WriterUnited Kingdom
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Robbie-Lee Valentine

Actor, TV Personality & WriterUnited Kingdom
About me
My name is Robbie-Lee Valentine, I am a mental health advocate, writer and TV Presenter based in the north west of England on the Wirral, Merseyside. In 2017 I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. According to the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence it’s estimated that Borderline Personality Disorder is present in 20% of in-patients in psychiatric wards and between 10 and 30% of out-patients. Up to 1 in 10 people with BPD will commit suicide. For me, this breakthrough diagnosis meant that after 33 years, I’d finally found a possible answer to the obsessive thoughts and behaviours that had plagued me my whole life. But that wasn’t all. This preliminary unpacking of my disastrous, mental health history, only lead to more diagnosis. This was just the beginning. What followed was 18 months of gut-wrenching clinical tests, personal breakdowns and family fallouts that eventually procured a multiple, alphabet soup diagnosis of ADHD, OCD and ASD, the latter being a form of Autism known as Asperger's Syndrome or High Functioning Autism Disorder. During the emotional intensity of the last two years, I began to examine my experience and used this as a means to interrogate and reflect upon the characteristics of these disorders. Focusing my attention on how these behavioural disabilities manifest, researching my family history and piecing together a narrative that I could understand. With millions of sufferers around the world, I sought to uncover the truth about my illnesses, to find solutions and coping mechanisms, to accept and embrace the person that I am, to reclaim my true identity – one that had been hidden from me using secrets, lies and toxic manipulation. Before the lockdown I was in talks with a production company about making a series of documentaries that looks very closely at the above topics, and more. I was represented by Vanessa at Curtis Brown and will be touching base with her again in the coming months. I am in the process of writing my memoir and setting up a Community Interest Company that will fill a very necessary gap in the support services currently not in place for individuals who have received an official diagnosis of a neurological condition like ADHD and ASD. I am a practicing buddhist and see this aspect of my life as an important therapy - just as important as taking my medication. I would like to discuss with you how I have been coping during Covid-19 in particular, and also when things are not going so well - how do I ensure I keep myself safe and well? I am on Instagram (The_New_Nordlander), YouTube (RLVTV) and Twitter (RLValentine). With metta, Robbie-Lee Valentine
Projects
  • ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE OK?
    ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE OK?#tb to a much more naïve, less experienced, carefree - yet still clearly an anxious, 2010 version of me. Do I miss Istanbul, I hear you ask, hell yeah! But, I'm also grateful to be home in the UK, and to be finally receiving (FREE) treatment for the struggles I've had with my mental health. Please don't ever feel like you have to hide your problems and suffer in silence - because you don't! The more we talk about this, the better! Yeah, it's hard sometimes having a 'different' brain. But please
  • TURKEY CALLS A SNAP ELECTION
    TURKEY CALLS A SNAP ELECTIONYes, President Tayyip Erdoğan calls a snap election in Turkey and it's an absolute joke! Who is he trying to fool? *Visit YouTube in order to activate subtitles.
  • I THINK I MIGHT BE GAY
    I THINK I MIGHT BE GAY*Visit YouTube in order to activate subtitles.
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Projects credited in
  • Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative Industry
    Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative IndustryWe asked influential LGBT+ icons to nominate trailblazers who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 100 trailblazing LGBT+ folk breaking barriers and inspiring change! We’re on a mission to explore and tackle inequalities in the creative industry - this is why we run diversity initiatives, dedicating our curated projects and people sections on The Dots to undersung groups. This brings together an abundance of dazzling work from diverse cr
Skills
  • Youtube Content
  • Public Relations
  • Multilingual Translation
  • Theatre Acting
  • TV Acting
  • Social Media
  • TV Presenting
  • Radio Presenting
  • Art Installation
  • Artist Management