Radio City to deliver free mental health lesson for listeners

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by Simon Austin
Radio City

Radio City Talk’s Mental Health Monday radio show will deliver a free mental health training lesson to listeners as part of a Day of Action on Mental Health.

Provided by national charity Chasing the Stigma, the training will act as a “beginner’s guide” to mental health, which has been in sharp focus during the coronavirus lockdown.

Host Mick Coyle will dedicate a four-hour show to mental health, starting at 11am on May 4th. He will be joined by local services, counsellors and those with lived experience of mental health problems to signpost help for listeners within the local area and nationally.

At 12.30pm, the free Mental Health training session will begin live on DAB, 1548MW, via and across the station’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels and will last no more than 15 minutes.

Coyle said: “We know the physical threat coronavirus poses, but we cannot underestimate the impact it will have on our mental health as we try to get to grips with lockdown, isolation, and a complete shift in what “normal” life feels like.

“As a radio station, we have a brilliant opportunity to highlight the support that is out there for people, and make no mistake, there are many services waiting for your call.

“For Chasing the Stigma to offer a free, bite-sized beginners guide to mental health for our listeners is an example of the generosity of spirit of the Liverpool City Region’s many organisations and a commitment to trying to improve people’s lives.

“I hope people across the country join us for what will be a vital day’s broadcasting on Radio City Talk.”

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