“A Space to Speak Your Mind is a mental health radio show and podcast made in collaboration with community radio station, Source FM, mental health charity Cornwall Mind and with support from Cornwall Rural Community Charity. Each month we create content around different topics in mental health and keep people up to date with the latest resources and news about mental health in Cornwall. We are a team of dedicated volunteers who all have personal experience of mental health issues.
The show has been very successful so far. We’re up to our tenth show (you can listen to the podcast version of our show here) or catch the live shows on Source FM 96.1 at thesourcefm.co.uk/listen the first Thursday of every month at 2pm. People in the A Space to Speak Your Mind team have also gained confidence from their participation and even started presenting their own shows. We’ve managed to keep the show going, talking about important mental health topics, even during the Coronavirus lockdown.
We are trying to raise money to ensure the long-term future of A Space to Speak Your Mind and to be able to expand the project to include more people on the team and cover more areas of Cornwall. It requires a lot of work to produce such involved content every month with only a small team of volunteers and we want to keep and expand our team. We are trying to raise money to pay for an expert to help make us more secure and also to pay the wages for a dedicated facilitator, who will then be able to spend more time developing and keeping the project going. This person will be employed by Cornwall Mind and there is the potential for this role to grow, it’s very exciting!
We believe in challenging taboos about mental health and talking about real things that affect people in our communities. Your donation will help support with keeping this important conversation going on the airwaves of Source FM and beyond, as well as helping people with mental health issues support each other and gain skills and confidence.
Thank you from all the A Space to Speak Your Mind team.”