Jodie Dennie was born in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and champions the issue of mental health in her community.
She is the creator of the Mind Matters SVG campaign, which aims to teach people aged 10 to 30 about the importance of good mental health.
Her work, which has the support of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and Environment, has included giving presentations to young people at three summer programmes and holding art therapy and sports sessions to show how these activities can help to improve people’s mental health.
The World Health Organisation has used two of Jodie's interviews with local people talking about their experiences with depression, as part of its ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ campaign.
In 2018, Jodie became a Queen's Young Leader in recognition of the work she is doing to improve mental health in her community.