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New radio initiative supports nation’s mental health during pandemic

A new mental health radio series will take over the airwaves from today, helping millions of people across the UK deal with issues such as isolation, bereavement, conflict and self-care during the coronavirus crisis.

Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, has partnered with The Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign on this special new content series, 60 Second Support. The series has been produced with expert guidance from ten leading mental health charities in the UK and is fronted by Professor Green with contributors including Katie Piper, Poorna Bell and more.

The series will offer millions of listeners of stations across the UK advice, tips and activities encouraging them to adopt easy and practical techniques to support their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Every day, a new episode in the series will be given to stations in the UK and could reach a potential audience of more than 48 million people, with nine out of 10 in the UK tuning in to the radio every week according to latest industry figures from RAJAR. The series will feature a variety of doctors, psychologists and other medical professionals, as well as well-known authors and mental health advocates.

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