This year’s Mental Health Minute, which will be broadcast on most UK radio stations at 10:59am on Monday 18th May, will feature The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 2020’s Mental Health Minute will focus on how people can help each other to cope with throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Mental Health Minute will be overseen by Radiocentre and Heads Together – the mental health campaign coordinated by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. As well as William and Catherine, the message will also feature the voices of England Football Captain, Harry Kane, singer, Dua Lipa, actor, David Tennant and heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
As part of the broadcast The Duke of Cambridge will say, “We’re all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you’re feeling can make a big difference. So right now, let’s join together across the UK and reach out to someone.”
Volunteers and supporters from each of Heads Together’ s charity partners appear at the end of the message to deliver the final line – showing that we are all in this together.
The Duchess of Cambridge will say, “If you’re struggling, it’s important to talk about it. Or if someone you know is acting differently, it’s OK to ask how they are. Use this moment to send a message.”
The Mental Health Minute first began in 2018 with The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. They were joined by a whole host of famous faces including Dame Judi Dench, Lady Gaga and David Harewood. In 2019, The Duke of Cambridge was joined by Stephen Fry, Jameela Jamil and Katy Perry.
This year the broadcast will also be heard on BBC Radio 4 for the first time.