Olly Murs and Anne-Marie to perform at Music 4 Mental Health concert
August 27, 2018
By: Jenna Rachid, Eloise Cadman and Alex Youngs
Olly Murs and Anne-Marie will take the stage at the Music 4 Mental Health fundraising concert in November.
Music 4 Mental Health is a concert created by #IAMWHOLE – a campaign by the NHS and YMCA, that aims to encourage people to stand together and challenge the negative stereotypes and language that is used around mental health.
The concert is an initiative designed to bring British musicians together with individuals and communities, for a good cause.
Anne-Marie told The Mirror that she is ‘proud’ to be performing. She added: ‘It’s so important that we all speak up on mental health. The conversation and support around it is, thankfully, growing and this fundraiser will help grow that even more.’
Murs explained, ‘It is important for the music industry to raise more awareness of mental health issues, and we hope this gig will help towards that.’
Across the English Football League (EFL) players and managers are showing their support for mental health charity Mind’s recent campaign #OnYourSide.
According to The Sun, all 72 clubs in the EFL now have the charities logo included on player’s shirts, Mind’s logo will appear on all EFL shirts during the 2018/19 season.
Mind’s President, Stephen Fry, said: ‘As a lifelong Norwich City fan and President of Mind, I am delighted that the EFL have decided to put a focus on mental health. So many men in particular struggle in silence with their mental health and feel terribly alone.’
EFL managers are in support of the campaign, Frank Lampard, the manager for Derby County, was wearing a #OnYourSide pin during the first game of the season to show his support for the EFL’s partnership with Mind.
Alistair Campbell, an ambassador for Mind, stated: ‘The partnership means we can use the power of football to get the message through to people, particularly men, that there is nothing wrong with talking and being open about mental health.’
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