Poet Hussain Manawer (27), has received an honorary fellowship from the prestigious King’s College London.
Presented by President & Principal Professor Edward Byrne AC at the Barbican Centre, Hussain joined the faculty of social science and public policy students as he accepted the highly distinguished award.
He joins the exceptional list of King’s Fellows which includes Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Lord Attenborough, Lord Hall of Birkenhead and comedian Jo Brand. The fellowship comes at a time Hussain has just launched the UK’s largest mental health youth festival in partnership with Twitter #HussainsHouseLive and having recently set the Guinness World Record for The World’s largest mental health lesson.
Hussain has used social media platforms, as well as educational institutes to spread his work, within the field of mental health he has galvanised a huge magnitude of followers from across the world. He openly speaks and performs on topics such as bereavement and grief, whilst unpacking their relationships with depression and anxiety, along with tackling new age social pressures and cultural stigma.
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