Inspired student helps young people open up about mental health
Nursing student Zoe Butler brought together groups of young people to discuss mental health issues, resulting in a DVD on personal stories that is now being used in schools
‘The Hot Potato project really helped me develop an insight into the many ways mental health issues can affect individuals. It also set me on the path towards seeking help with my own mental health problems,’ says a teenager.
She is talking about nursing student Zoe Butler’s tireless work to improve the mental health of young people and support them to build resilience.
Zoe’s collaboration with a writer and other young people to produce 40 monologues have resulted in the Hot Potato Project – a DVD distributed to every school in Cumbria in northwest England that is also used in awareness sessions for nursing students.
Zoe, a third-year student at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle,...
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