Duke of Cambridge joins royalty from music, screen and stage for Mental Health Minute

Stars from music, stage and screen have united with His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge to voice a minute-long message to be broadcast simultaneously across hundreds of UK radio stations at 10.59am today.

His Royal Highness will be joined by musician Katy Perry, comedian, actor and writer Stephen Fry, actress, presenter and activist Jameela Jamil and singer and television personality Alesha Dixon. The five have come together to talk about the value of listening and the positive role it can play on our mental health. It 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 '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, the Mental Health Minute will mark the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week. 

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

Last year’s historical broadcast, which His Royal Highness also voiced, tackled the stigma of talking about mental health, and featured actors Dame Judi Dench and David Harewood as well as Lady Gaga and sports personality Dame Jessica Ennis. It reached over 20 million listeners around the UK. Lorraine Heggessey, Chief Executive of The Royal Foundation said:

"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 everyone 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." 

To find out more about the project, and about Heads Together, you can visit them at headstogether.org.uk.


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