Student will publish book for young adults to reduce mental health stigma

Monday, 16 May 2016

Hello Me It's You

A student at Oxford Brookes University is launching a book aimed at reducing stigma around mental health issues for young adults.

Hannah Todd came up with the idea of producing a book of letters titled Hello Me, It’s You, as part of her final major project for her degree in Publishing. 

Hannah said: “I have always found mental health and incredibly important subject. I have had friends and family members who have dealt with various issues themselves and then last year I was told that I have mild depression and anxiety. I struggled with it a huge amount and found the experience incredibly isolating and hard to handle. If I’d had something like what I’m hoping this book will be then I may have found it all a little more bearable.”

The project has been entirely run via social media, calling on people aged between 17 and 24 to write letters to their 16 year-old selves about their experiences with mental health. 

Hannah is graduating this summer and is aiming to launch the book on 10 October 2016; World Mental Health Day. More about the project and how to get involved can be found on the Hello You, It’s Me website.

Information about studying Publishing at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the School of Arts webpages.