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One Young World star Hussain Manawer to make record-breaking attempt in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 October 2016

Hussain Manawer, at Christchurch Primary School, to talking to pupils Mohammed Muhsin, Jarir Ahmed, Harleen Kaur, Ibrahim Ali, and Chanda Juhwo earlier this year.

Hussain Manawer, at Christchurch Primary School, to talking to pupils Mohammed Muhsin, Jarir Ahmed, Harleen Kaur, Ibrahim Ali, and Chanda Juhwo earlier this year.

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Having won a competition of a lifetime to venture into space, mental health campaigner Hussain Manawer has set his sights once more on achieving the impossible.

The YouTube personality hopes to break into the Guinness World Records by holding the world’s largest mental health awareness lesson at a single venue on Thursday.

Hussain will attempt to host the lesson in front of 500 students from 15 schools at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford between 1pm and 3pm.

“Growing up in this day and age can be difficult,” said Hussain, whose father owns the Masala Hut restaurant in Ley Street, Ilford.

“Young people nowadays have new challenges to contend with like social media, body image in the media and even cyber bullies.

“Mental health education is crucial to help many get through the early stages of their life and I am a great believer in mental education to be put on the national syllabus.

“But for now, I’ve decided to host my own lesson with the hopes of raising awareness and hopefully making it relatable.”

The lesson will span 60 minutes and aims to provide vital information on mental health to youngsters.

Dame Til Wykes, professor of clinical psychology and rehabilitation at Kings College London will lead the session.

She will address topics such as dealing with depression, the effects of stigma and how best to maintain a good mental health.

Special guests, artist Toby Brown, will explore art as a form of therapy and a surprise music act will entertain the young crowd.

To register for the free event visit Hussain’s House mental health world record attempt on eventbrite.co.uk


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