Anthony Miller becomes a Darkness into Light ambassador

21st May 2024

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3PB's pupil barrister Anthony MillerAnthony MillerCall: 2023 has been chosen as one of this year’s Darkness Into Light ambassadors, which champions mental health and suicide bereavement and awareness in Ireland.

The charity was started in Dublin in 2009 and raises vital funds for mental health, suicide bereavement, and awareness charities. This year's ambassadors include Caroline McKenna (teacher and founder of Sunrise Social), Tom O’Toole (Ulster and Ireland rugby player), Aaron Kernan (Former GAA player), and Toni Leigh Finnegan (Cliftonville and NI women’s footballer).

Anthony Miller first entered media circles as a teen model, which led to him working in various areas of media and entertainment. His work at the forefront of Civil Partnerships being introduced in the UK placed him in front of the camera as an expert and TV presenter. He enjoyed many years in broadcast and print media before qualifying as a barrister. He continues to interview celebrities for his video series "Anthony Meets".

All the ambassadors of Darkness into Light are involved in the media and lend their platforms to the campaign. Anthony has been promoting the charity to his followers across social media to encourage people to participate and sign up to raise funds. He is also bringing attention to the discussions around mental health and awareness of the local charities in Northern Ireland, where he was raised.

Anthony, who was diagnosed with ADHD as a student, spoke positively of his experiences with mental health in a recent Irish News feature (link) about his appointment as an ambassador for the charity and his own personal journey to becoming a barrister at one of the UK's largest and best-known barristers chambers, as well as his battle with self-doubt and other mental health issues. He has often shared this in the press and in his TEDx Stormont talk #goodenoughforme.

Thousands of people walk, swim, bike, and hike for Darkness into Light (DiL) each year, and the annual sunrise event began in Northern Ireland on May 11. Organised by Pieta and supported by Electric Ireland, the event supports the life-saving work of 14 partner charities providing suicide prevention and bereavement services across Ulster. More than €3.5m was raised earlier this month after 91,000 people across Ireland signed up to the 230 official walks taking place simultaneously, beginning at dawn and ending at sunrise, symbolising the journey from despair to hope. The event is also now held internationally, with events from Seoul to Spain and New Zealand to the Netherlands.

3PB pupil barrister Anthony Miller said: “I am honoured to be an ambassador for Darkness Into Light, sponsored by Electric Ireland. Mental health can affect anyone at any time, and no one is immune, but everyone should know that help and support are out there. There is hope, and you are not alone – I could think of no better cause to champion.”

Cheryl Jones, 3PB's head of Pupillage, said: " 3PB are very supportive and proud of Anthony's role as a DiL ambassador and consider mental health and suicide bereavement awareness to be vital and important charities."

If you wish to contact Anthony, please email him on [email protected].