A student mental health organisation, which was set up by a 21-year-old from Bromsgrove has been nominated for a series of awards.

Hannah Walton started ‘One/Third Project’ after suffering from mental issues for most of her life and leaving school at the age of 14.

The project which launched in January is currently up for two awards: ‘Project of the Year’ with the Mental Health Blog Awards and ‘Community Organisation’ with the National Diversity Awards.

Hannah is also up for some awards separate to the project due to her work with young people and around mental health. These include ‘Positive Role Model’ at National Diversity Awards, ‘Community Unsung She-ro’ at MBCC Awards West Midlands and ‘Outstanding Women with Community Impact’ West Midlands Women’s Awards.

Worcester News: 'One/Third Project' is running a 'Nurturing my mind' project coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week. 'One/Third Project' is running a 'Nurturing my mind' project coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week.

Hannah said: “‘One/Third Project’ is a youth led organisation, that supports students 16–21-year-olds that have had disrupted and disadvantaged education. I wanted to use my experience to make something positive. I wanted to turn what I’ve gone through into something to help others.

“Our mission is to create opportunity and community for young people to grow, develop and balance their situation with well-being while being encouraged to pursue their goals.

“We are mostly project based, running different projects young people can get involved in. Recently for ‘Uni Mental Health Day’ we created a video which was a collaborative project involving students, advocates, education professionals and youth workers.”

The name of the project is inspired by the statistic that one in three people drop out of university due to mental health struggles

For Mental Health Awareness Week the organisation are running their own project called ‘nurturing my mind’ following the theme of the week- encouraging people to go outside.

Hannah added: “We would love for more individuals, families, schools and groups to get involved by sending us photos, videos, stories and artwork around how nature can benefit mental well-being.”

When Covid restrictions relax, Hannah is hoping to run events and find funding for her organisation.