A BURTON teenager who tackled mental health problems to save a man’s life is set to help even more people, as she becomes a young ambassador for Mind.
Khlöe Woodward won a Radio 1 teen award for her amazing feat last August, when she talked a man back from the brink of suicide when he was ready to jump off St Peter’s Bridge. She was under section for severe post-traumatic stress syndrome at the time.
She said at the time she wanted to help other young people with mental health problems, and now, Mind has given her the opportunity to do that.
Khlöe’s mum Traci told the Mail: “Khlöe is so determined she doesn’t want others to end up like her, she’s going to make a big stand about teenage mental health issues.”
The 17-year-old, who lives with her family in Dalebrook Road, Winshill, began her quest to help others with an appearance on Radio 1’s Sunday Surgery at the weekend, in a session which focused on the mental issues faced by young people.
She spent time with the Mind team, as well as the presenters.
Mrs Woodward said: “She got on very well with the ‘mind’ team and, over the next few weeks, Khlöe will be meeting them again to discuss her role within the charity.”
The kitchen assistant was also reunited with pop star Professor Green, who visited her workplace to present her with the Radio 1 Teen Award in October.
The musician, whose mother suffered with mental health problems, has spoken out over the importance of raising the profile of the issue in the past.
Khlöe has struggled with mental health problems since she was a young teenager.
She was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome when she was just 14, and has been sectioned on several occasions after trying to commit suicide, as she was a danger to herself.
After saving the man on the bridge, she said: “I genuinely think that if every time I have tried to kill myself, if I have saved him then that is all that matters.”