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The Reader join Radio City Talk’s Mental Health Marathon on Blue Monday

Written by The Reader, 12th January 2018

This Monday, The Reader will join Radio City's Mental Health Marathon to challenge the stigma and get the city talking openly about mental health on Blue Monday, officially "the most depressing day of the year."

Tune in to Radio City Talk from 9am on Monday 15 January for a 24 hour live broadcast, Mental Health Monday Marathon.

Radio City is marking officially the “most depressing day of the year” by broadcasting a 24 hour live radio show focusing on mental health.

On Monday 15 January, award winning journalist Mick Coyle will embark on an unprecedented challenge to tackle the stigma around mental health with a full day’s worth of radio broadcasting to shine a light on the issue.

Starting at 9am, he’ll be joined by special guests, politicians and mental health service providers to open the lid on mental health, exploring why it’s still seen as a taboo subject and what can be done to improve services across the UK.

Mental health champion Jake Mills will be with Mick throughout the 24 hour challenge which will be the biggest ever radio show of its kind and the biggest undertaking in the history of Bauer News.

“You often hear people say it’s hard to talk about mental health but we want to show how easy it can be by doing it for 24 hours straight.

“Over the last year, our Mental Health Monday feature and podcast has shown there is a real desire for people to hear more about mental illnesses delivered in an open and honest way.”

Mick Coyle, Radio City Talk

Reader staff and volunteers will join Mick and Jake from 2pm to talk about how our weekly Shared Reading groups can be a lifeline both for our group members and our volunteers.

Find out more about how Shared Reading can  improve emotional well-being, help people form social connections with others and create strong and more supportive communities.

 

 

 

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