The #MentalHealthMinute is back for Mental Health Awareness Week. On Friday 14th May at 10:59 am, every radio station in the UK will play the same important message, written by spoken word poet and mental health advocate Hussain Manawer.
A 60-second radio segment that will be broadcast in unison across 500 radio stations in the UK to an audience of 20 million, this year’s minute will see celebrity voices including David Beckham, Dame Shirley Bassey, Jamie Oliver, Anne Marie, Jesse Lingard, Charles Dance and Joanna Lumley join The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to put their voices to this powerful moment.
This year’s minute is in support of Shout 85258. Airing at the end of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, the Mental Health Minute will encourage everyone to keep this important conversation on mental health going.
Victoria Hornby, chief executive officer of Mental Health Innovations, the charity behind Shout 85258, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Shout is being highlighted in this year’s Mental Health Minute.
“It has been an incredibly tough year for so many people and it’s more important than ever that anyone who is feeling worried or overwhelmed knows where to turn, to reach out for help.
“Our service is here 24/7 for people to have a free, confidential text conversation with one of our trained volunteers who will listen without judgment, help you feel calm and find a way forward. Just text SHOUT to 85258 at any time of day or night; we’re here for you.”
Follow #MentalHealthMinute on social media and re-share our posts to encourage more people to tune in at 10:59am on Friday 14th May - let’s keep the conversation going.