Today (Monday 13th May) at 10:59, The Duke of Cambridge, Katy Perry, Stephen Fry, Jameela Jamil and Alesha Dixon are getting their Heads Together with some world famous voices for the #MentalHealthMinute.
This mental health message will be played on 300+ radio stations across the UK as Heads Together kicks off Mental Health Awareness Week 2019.
This year’s minute is all about the importance of listening, and the difference we can make to someone when we take the time to stop and to listen. Talking about mental health can be challenging and it’s important to show that people are listening when someone opens up, and when it comes to volunteering in mental health, the power of listening is often at the heart of it.
The #MentalHealthMinute comes just days after the launch of Heads Together legacy project, Shout. This brand new service is a 24/7 crisis text line, supported by a team of volunteers who are trained to listen and talk to people who are experiencing mental health crisis.
It’s an incredible new volunteering opportunity, training people to support others through some of the most painful and difficult times in their lives. To learn more about Shout and how to volunteer, head here.