Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to voice Mental Health Minute

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will feature in the Mental Health Minute when it airs on over 500 radio stations this Friday.

This is the fifth year that Their Royal Highnesses have featured in the Minute and for the first time, they will be the sole speakers.

Hosted annually by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is in its 21st year and will run from Monday 9th – Sunday 15th May.

This year’s theme is loneliness, which is affecting more and more people in the UK, and has had a huge impact on the nation’s physical and mental wellbeing during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental wellbeing and a key way by which we can tackle the epidemic of loneliness.

The Mental Health Minute initiative was created by Radiocentre and is delivered in partnership with The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The 2022 Minute is in support of Better Health – Every Mind Matters, which offers advice to tackle loneliness and provides NHS-approved tips to help people look after their mental wellbeing.

Any commercial stations who aren’t yet on board but would like to get involved should get in touch with George Butler at george.butler@radiocentre.org. Community stations or others should contact Bill Best at bill.best@commedia.org.uk.

This story first appeared on radiotoday.co.uk