“One Young World welcomes delegates from nearly every country in the world so to be able to speak to them about such an important issue, I hope that I can impact them all to take the message home with them, that mental health matters. Mental health transcends cultures, race, profession, so by delivering what I hope to be a memorable performance, hopefully I can let the world know that no matter how difficult times can get, you are not alone,” Hussain says.
Since winning the Kruger Cowne Rising Star Programme in November 2015, it has been a busy year of campaigning for the young spoken word artist. Just last month, Hussain visited a refugee camp in Greece, raising awareness of the plight that thousands face. Proving to the world that the mental health of refugees is something we should all engage with, he raised funds to personally deliver much needed aid and positivity to hundreds of children who have been struggling in the harsh conditions of the camp. From schools to corporates, Hussain travels the world, using poetry as a form of self-expression. By leading discussion on a global scale, he hopes to highlight the importance of emotional and mental health, and the need to implement more emotional wellness practices within the educational system and society.
Having already undergone round one of space training in Holland in preparation for his trip of a lifetime, Hussain continues to use this platform as a means to raise awareness of mental health. After what will be a truly moving performance later this week, the young campaigner will take on the challenge of hosting the World’s Largest Mental Health Lesson and hopefully breaking the Guinness World Record next month.