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 (Monday 13th May). The #MentalHealthMinute made history last year, broadcasting to one of radio’s biggest ever collective audiences with stations from across the BBC and commercial radio uniting to carry the same message.
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 industry body Radiocentre, working with 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 #MentalHealthMinute will mark the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week and Radio Audio Week.
Director of Programmes at Maritime Radio, Duncan Martin, said: “We’re really proud to be delivering a hugely important and powerful message that’s relevant to all of our listeners and joining our like-minded colleagues at radio stations across the UK”.