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Aspire2 Mental Health – Recorded Music Concert

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Aspire2 Mental Health Media & Events, Recorded Music Concert, “Let The Music Play” Friday 25th September 2020, Merchant Taylors Hall, YORK, YO1 7BX, 13.00 – 18.00

To keep everyone safe we will be practising safe distancing throughout the event by using both inside and outside the venue. Catering & Refreshments will be provided throughout the afternoon kindly donated by Miller Foods Service, Dunnington, YORK.

The aim of the event is to create a Just Giving Page and raise capital so that Aspire2 can distribute 250,000 ‘free monthly mental health newspapers across the UK’.

Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Asda & The Co-op will distribute these through 500 stores across the UK. Over a 12 month period we will be distributing 3,000,000 newspapers.

The newspaper is 64 pages and is A3 the same size as a daily tabloid. We give a free page of promotional space to 15 National Mental Health Charities and organisations. MIND, Young Mind, Samaritans, SANE, Rethink Mental Illness, Heads Together, CALM, Richmond Fellowship, Frank Bruno Foundation, Dementia UK, Combat Stress, Place2Be, Mental Health Foundation, Time to Change and Silence of Suicide.

We have a number of professional & semi professional artists already signed up to perform on our behalf, including the Well-Being Choir at York Hospital. Other Artists include, Henry Facey, Vltge, Chloebeth Hamer, Jay Ebby East & Rod Harris.

The issues of Mental Health & Well-Being is going to become extremely serious in the weeks and months ahead. Many tens of thousands of public & private sector workers are already stating issues of burn out, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion.

The Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William

“His Royal Highness is most grateful to you for taking the trouble to write to him as you did. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are spearheading a campaign to end stigma around mental health. The Heads Together campaign is a partnership with experienced and inspiring charities that provide frontline mental health support to people who may need it, whilst raising awareness and tackling stigma. His Royal Highness is therefore immensely grateful to you for bringing the important work of Aspire2 Mental Health Media & Events, raising awareness for mental health and your free national mental health newspaper to his attention. The Duke of Cambridge has asked me to send you his best wishes for your endeavours”.

How You Can Assist Aspire2 Mental Health Media & Events:

We are desperate to get these newspapers into the public domain ASAP. Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated by all involved and if you can offer any advice or assistance please feel free to let us know. We are also still looking to find a sponsor for the Music Concert so if you can help in anyway please get in touch:

Our Deputy Editor & Public Relations Manager is Alex Morrall,

Written by: YO1 Radio Web Team

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