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LISTEN: The special appeal to talk about mental health

LISTEN: The special appeal to talk about mental health

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 8:17am 13th May 2019. (Updated at 5:32pm 13th May 2019)

Photo: Sophia Sullivan, The Royal Foundation

At 10.59am on Monday, Pirate FM shared a special message about mental health.

Prince William's Mental Health Minute is all about the importance of opening up and listening to people in crisis.

It is being backed by stars like Stephen Fry, singer Katy Perry and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.

#MentalHealthMinute made history last year, broadcasting the same message on hundreds of radio stations across the UK.

Scroll down to listen to the Mental Health Minute

What is Mental Health Minute?

The Duke of Cambridge and five celebrities have come together to talk about the value of listening and the positive role it can play on our mental health.

The message will emphasise the importance of talking about mental health, how listening cannot be underestimated and how each and every one of us has the power to make a difference.

Lead by Radiocentre and Heads Together, the mental health campaign spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, #MentalHealthMinute will mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The message comes days after the launch of Heads Together's latest legacy project, Shout, a new, free 24/7 crisis text service being delivered by Mental Health Innovations.

At the heart of Shout are its volunteers, all trained to listen to people and guide them through a time of mental health crisis.

“When it comes to mental health, having someone there to listen and to make you feel heard can make a profound difference.

"Whether it's a friend, family member, colleague, support service or mental health professional, the power of listening cannot be underestimated. That’s what the mental health minute is all about.

"We are so grateful to be working with Radiocentre who have bought the radio industry together once again on this important moment to remind every one of the power of listening, and let them know about the plethora of mental health volunteering opportunities they can get involved in in the UK".

Lorraine Heggessey, The Royal Foundation

You can read more about the Mental Health Minute 2019 here or listen to the Mental Health Minute below...

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