Radiocentre has teamed up with the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together initiative and ten leading mental health charities to create a new series offering advice and activities to support listeners mental wellbeing.
The series is available to all commercial and community radio stations and is currently running on over 100 stations, offering millions of listeners practical tips and advice to help them better support their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Stations wishing to run the series should contact Stuart Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can hear the series below:
It’s a strange and difficult time for everyone at the moment, and many of us might be feeling anxious, worried or scared. Through the 60 Second Support series, we’ll be bringing you new tips and ideas from the experts at charity partners to help you take small steps to look after your wellbeing, and that of those around you. Every day, a new episode will be released and shared across hundreds of radio stations in the UK, each focusing on a different topic. We hope these minutes will help people deal with issues such as isolation, bereavement, conflict at home and self-care during the coronavirus crisis.
Siobhan Kenny, Radiocentre CEO, said: “Whether they’re listening to hear the latest news, or be reassured by the familiar voices of their favourite presenters, we wanted to offer our listeners another way to help during these strange times. We hope they find 60 Second Support a useful source of self-care and comfort over the next few months.”
Jason Knauf, Chief Executive of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic has led to fundamental and rapid changes to our daily lives, many of which will have both short and long-term implications on the nation’s mental health. Thousands of families are also coping with grief and trauma in incredibly difficult circumstances. The Royal Foundation is working to encourage all of us to speak about our mental health and to promote the importance of keeping mentally fit. That is why we are delighted to be working with Radiocentre on the 60 Second Support series, bringing these supportive moments to the airwaves and offering expert advice and ideas to anyone who may need them.”
Professor Green said: “I am so happy to be a part of 60 Second Support. As a patron of CALM, I’m really proud that mental health charities can offer advice to radio audiences across the UK in these challenging times. It’s a great initiative and I can’t wait for you all to hear it on the radio.”
Katie Piper said: “I am delighted to be contributing to 60 Second Support. This is a difficult time for many, and it means a lot to me personally to help in even just a small way.”