Black Country Radio joins the Mental Health minute campaign

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Black Country Radio will join with other BBC, commercial and community stations across the country to broadcast a one-minute message about mental health.

The broadcast will air, simultaneously across UK radio stations, on May 15 at 10.59am and will feature globally famous voices talking about the stigma of mental health.

The message is to recognise Mental Health Awareness Week and is supported by the Royal Foundation’s 'Heads Together' campaign which launched in 2016. It aims to change the national conversation on mental health and tackle the stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need. 'Heads Together' brings together The Royal Foundation and eight mental health charities including the Anna Freud Centre For Children and Families, Best Beginnings, CALM, Contact, Place 2 Be, Mind, The Mix, and Young Minds.

Over 300 stations are taking part, broadcasting to one of radio’s biggest collective audiences with an average listenership of 20 million. Siobhan Kenny, Chief Executive at Radiocentre who are championing the cause alongside the Radio Academy, said:

“Radio is coming together in a UK first today to shine a light on the important issue of mental health. Radio is unique in being both fantastically intimate and yet part of a shared experience.

"As well as providing company and fun, radio can be an important lifeline for listeners. It is therefore an obvious choice for us all to come together to talk about the things that matter most in our lives.”

Steve Ackerman, Managing Director of creative house, 'Somethin' Else' added: “[We are] delighted to be working with Radiocentre on the creative and production of this exciting moment in radio history.

"We are pleased that the power of audio is being used to such fantastic effect and confident that what we’ve produced will get people talking.”

Full details of the minute and the voices will be unveiled on Tuesday 15th May, ahead of the broadcast.


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