A packed show Live At Five today, which is just how we like it as regular listeners will know only all too well.
Ahead of an awareness event in the Baytree Centre tomorrow, Time To Change champion Shurleea Harding from SEPT spoke to us on the telephone about the importance of tackling the stigma surrounding mental health. One in four people will have an issue with their mental health at some stage of their life which is a statistic that has been banded around for some time now, but what alarmed me was finding out that nine out of 10 people face stigma regarding their mental health each and every day. There’s more on the multi-million pound funded national campaign at www.time-to-change.org.uk.
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Steve from The Heaters and Chris Peake from Band Substanz were my second guests on the show to tell us all about the Brentwood Festival happening at the Brentwood Centre this year on the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th July. The pair who have a passion for local music have been putting on events at the White Horse each year and with it growing in size needed a bigger venue this time round. The list of performers is ever growing and the charity festival will be headlined by three acts: The Rats, an offshoot of the Irish punk outfit The Boomtown Rats; Dublin soul outfit The Stars From The Commitments; and From The Jam, a rock band led by Bruce Foxton, the former bass player in mod favourites The Jam.
Camping is available and early bird tickets purchased before the end of the month will get you in on all three days for a rather bargainous £12. Find out more at www.brentwoodfestival.co.uk.
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