Mental Health Minute 2021 – just take a minute to listen

mental health minute 2021

Today at 10:59am, every radio station in the UK played a very important message at the same time, uniting to continue the national conversation on mental health in the Mental Health Minute.

The 2021 Mental Health Minute was voiced by Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge alongside influential voices from sport, music and film including sporting legend David Beckham, chef and food campaigner Jamie Oliver, the iconic Joanna Lumley, pop sensation Anne Marie, England footballer Jesse Lingard, and Game of Thrones star Charles Dance.

Mental Health Minute 2021

Mediashotz fully supports mental health initiatives, so we’ve included this year’s Mental Health Minute message here for you in case you missed the airings across radio today.

Mental Health Minute

Coming towards the end of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the message, simulcast over 500 UK stations encouraged everyone to keep the conversation on mental health going. The listeners were offered tips and advice on mental health treatment. Easy to adopt techniques and supplements such as CBD oil from and similar dispensaries were also part of the mental health awareness conversation.

In the message, David Beckham describes how important mutual understanding and hope are, in this time of reflection, and Jamie Oliver’s words speak to the fact that we all have mental health – just as we all have physical health – and that is something that unites us.

The Duke of Cambridge said: “So, as we come to the end of this Mental Health Awareness Week, it would be great to keep talking.”

This is followed by The Duchess of Cambridge who said: “Because our mental health binds every single one of us together.”

Delivered by Radiocentre and Somethin’ Else, the Mental Health Minute is created in partnership with The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and this year is in support of Shout 85258 – the UK’s first free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service.

The service provides round the clock support from clinical supervisors and trained volunteers to ensure no one has to face their problems alone. Shout was researched and developed by The Royal Foundation as a legacy of the Heads Together campaign.

The script has been written by poet, writer, and mental health activist, Hussain Manawer, who has been a long-time supporter of both Shout 85258 and the mental health campaigns Heads Together and Heads Up, both run by The Royal Foundation.

Reach out

Mental health issues can affect us all, and none of us is alone in this. So why not reach out, call, text, Whatsapp, email your family, friends, colleagues, and don’t be afraid to ask if they are okay, or if you can talk about your own concerns.