Mental Heath Minute
Radio stations around the UK united for the first time to broadcast a one-minute message about mental health. The historical broadcasting went out on air simultaneously on May 15 at 10.59am and featured globally famous voices talking about the stigma of mental health.
The message is to recognise Mental Health Awareness Week during the industry’s Radio Audio Week. The minute is supported by the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign which launched in 2016 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.
With over 300 stations taking part, broadcasting to one of radio’s biggest collective audiences with an average listenership of 20 million.