A student is hoping to help young people who are suffering with mental health issues by sharing her own experiences in a new book.

Hannah Bromley spoke at a conference in 2017 about her mental health journey and after the event psychologist Sue Knowles promised to contact her if any suitable projects came.

Sue has teamed up with Bridie Gallagher to write My Intense Emotions Handbook and Hannah was invited to write two chapters.

The 19-year-old, who previously attended New Horizons, also contributed ideas for different skills and techniques that can be used to deal with mental health issues.

Hannah said: “I hope that the book will reach as many young people as possible who may be struggling with their feelings and emotions.

“It’s not just for people who suffer from a mental health problem but for anyone who feels like their emotions can take control.

“I want people to know that firstly it’s ok not to be ok and secondly that they’re not alone.”

Hannah, whose A Levels include biology, chemistry and psychology, added: “I have battled with mental illness since the age of 12 and I remember someone recommending a book to help me.

“It was full of small black writing on every page and used big words that went straight over my head.

“I wanted to be involved in creating a book that I knew many young people would benefit from because it was an accessible format.”

The youngster found it challenging writing the chapters but says she learnt something about herself and how far she has come.

She said: “When you go from day to day you don’t realise the progress you’re making.

“It’s only when something big happens that you reflect on where you are now.

“Although I’ve been through some really hard times, they’ve made me the person I am today.”

Hannah has been named as one of her college’s Priestley heroes in recognition of her volunteering work at SHOUT, which is a text messaging service open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people to contact should they need support or advice.

Assistant Principal at Priestley College Mark Eccleston said: “We’re very proud of Hannah and the way she is so committed to making other people’s lives better.

“Her efforts are truly inspirational.”