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Tuesday 09 January 2018

RadioReverb Launches Mental Health Matters Radio Show

A brand-new radio show about mental health is being launched by Brighton community radio station RadioReverb as part of their new 2018 schedule. 
Paola St George

The ground-breaking new show, Mental Health Matters, aims to be a valuable resource for Brighton residents and mental health charities alike. 

Hosted by Counsellor and Dramatherapist, Bruce Guthrie, he will be joined by a co-host to explore ideas, new and established approaches to helping others grow, recover and experience better Mental Health.

Station Producer Ben Noble said: 

"We've wanted a show about mental health on RadioReverb for some time now - it was just a question of getting it right. Bruce came to us with a great idea based around the format of The Dedication Game. 

"It's a conversation about healing and music, which exemplifies Bruce's hands-on, practical attitude to mental health. We were thrilled at his approach, but we wanted to go further and cover the more academic and medical side of treatment too. 

"In the past couple of months we've worked with Bruce to develop the concept so that it will now include interviews with mental health professionals, news on the latest advances in treatment, and information on local services - all without losing the initial down-to-earth focus of Bruce's original idea, which asks "what can YOU do to improve your mental health in your day to day life?" 
  
The programme is made by - and for - people who've experienced mental illness and emotional suffering in all its forms.  

The station will be bringing people together to share what works for them in terms of navigating their way through life's sometimes immense challenges.

Mental Health Matters format will be positive and entertaining but also responsible and informative and will aim to combine information about local services with interviews featuring local health professionals – and of course there will be music too! 

The show will also have a light-hearted game segment, The Dedication Game, which is designed to encourage open discussion. Any listener can apply to join Bruce in the studio and take part in the game.  

The January edition will be broadcast on Sunday 14th at 3pm and then repeated on 21st at 9pm, 28th at 3am and 4th February at 3am.

In the first episode, Bruce is joined by Paola St George from Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, chatting about her counselling skills training courses.

The first episode of this weekly/monthly show will be aired on RadioReverb in January 2018. Check-out RadioReverb HERE.


by: Mike Cobley



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