Burton mental health campaigner in line for national award

18th April 2023

Tayyibah Hussain is now in the running for a positive role model gong in The National Diversity Awards


A Burton mental health campaigner has achieved national recognition for her work helping students in crisis.


Tayyibah Hussain has suffered with mental health problems for four years, but has used her experience to create positive messages on social media for other young people she found had been struggling with isolation during the pandemic.


The former Abbot Beyne High School student created an Instagram account called asafespacex purely to provide wellbeing support for anyone who needs it. It has generated more than 8,000 followers.


And her efforts have secured her a nomination in the National Diversity Awards.


The former at Early Years Student at Burton and South Derbyshire College has written blogs for student mental health charity Student Minds including mental health links and quotes.

The 20-year-old has directed people to pages and organisations like mental health charity YoungMinds and Samaritans. She has also created a document with helplines and other information for anyone to use and support others that has grounding techniques and other information.


Miss Hussain, who is now in her final year at the University of Derby studying Early Childhood Studies, is now in the running for a positive role model gong at The National Diversity Awards following a nomination.


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