Poet & Astronaut-in-training Hussain Manawer, King’s College London’s Professor Dame Til Wykes and Hackney Empire are partnering up to call for the end of mental health stigma by empowering and educating young people.
Hundreds of school children from across the country will be invited to help set a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson. The lesson aims to host an audience of 600 young people along with local community groups, sixth forms and colleges.
“Growing up in this day and age can be difficult. Young people nowadays have new challenges to contend with like social media, body image and physical appearance and cyber bullying. Mental health education is crucial to help many get through the early stages of their life and I am a great believer in this being put on the national syllabus. But for now, I’ve decided to host my own lessons educating young people through experts on things my generation were never taught…” Hussain Manawer.
The learning experience will span 90 minutes and aims to provide vital information on mental health to the audience – with Professor Dame Til Wykes (King’s College London) speaking on: depression and other mental health conditions, the effects of stigma, maintaining good mental health and who can help. Hussain Manawer will also be performing an exclusive 20-minute poetry set featuring some very special guests.
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Registration will take place between 1:00 – 1.45pm, with all to be seated by 2.00pm