Singer, actress and TV personality Suzanne Shaw became a member of the chart- topping band ‘Hear’say’ in 2001, selling over 1.5 million records and holding a world record for the fastest selling non-charitable single. She won series 3 of ‘Dancing on Ice’, was series regular Eve Jenson in the popular UK soap opera ‘Emmerdale’, and has numerous West End and touring theatre credits.
From the age of 19, Suzanne has lived under the scrutiny of the media, which in-turn played a big part in her 19-year battle with her mental health. After years of unhealthy living and anti-depressants, Suzanne had finally had enough of living this way and went on a mission to find her ‘happy’ again.
At the start of 2020, Suzanne completely changed her lifestyle - quitting alcohol, changing her diet to plant-based, taking up running and studying nutrition, mindfulness and coaching. Determined to change the perception of mental health, along with the overwhelming pressure and information from the fitness and diet industry, Suzanne documented an honest account of her journey through her online platforms and was overwhelmed by the response from her audience and the media.
Since then, Suzanne has thrived within the wellness industry and made quite the name for herself in the running community. In May 2020, she ran for 19 hours, covering 60 miles, all to raise awareness for the 19 people who take their own lives every day in the UK and raising money for the suicide prevention charity, ‘Samaritans’. This has led to her becoming a public speaker, speaking and running workshops at the National Running Show, Festival of sport and in schools around the UK.
With her ultra-running, plant-based eating and sober living, Suzanne has worked hard to grow and engage with her social media audience and has a respectable following of over 250,000 over her social media accounts. She is also the founder of ‘The Happy Health Club’; an online community for people to enjoy learning more about the benefits of sober living, nutrition, movement and mindfulness without being overwhelmed with crazy goals or too much information. In only a short space of time, The Happy Health Club has now become a wonderful wellness community in its own right, gaining brilliant results in helping people take a break from alcohol, eating a wider variety of fruit and veg and working on mindfulness.
Suzanne continues to push her limits and demonstrates through her lifestyle and challenges that we are able to achieve anything with the right mindset. Suzanne’s brand new podcast ‘Dare To Be Happy’ is available to download on all podcast platforms.