The ex-TOWIE star was smiling as she wandered through Soho on Monday evening (8 July) clutching her oversized handbag and her adorable puppy Dave.
Maria, 26, went make-up free for her evening out, and appeared to be in good spirits following a difficult few weeks, which saw her hospitalised after an attempt to take her own life.
She has since said she wants to help raise awareness for others who might find themselves in a similar situation, which could include a project with The Samaritans.
Maria tweeted: "Just had a chat with Samaritans. Hope to be joining up with them soon to raise awareness of their work."
The model, who is now living with her mum at home in Derby, spent three days in hospital after taking a pills overdose, and has since said there is "nothing glamorous" about feeling suicidal and she wants to use her own experience to help others.
Yesterday, she relaxed in the sunshine at a bar in central London – and took to Twitter to assure fans she was OK to drink.
"Enjoying a glass of wine and 4 paps. Yes it is alcohol I have never been advised not to take them with anti depressants. I need to relax," she said. "I haven't drank since because of my liver but I want to relax and get back to normality as best as I can."
Today, she will continue her mission to raise awareness about mental health issues with an appearance on ITV's This Morning.
She tweeted last night: "Time to get HONEST on @itvthismorning tomorrow !!!!!!!!!!!!!"