A Space to Speak Your Mind is a mental health radio show and podcast made in collaboration with community radio station, Source FM and 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 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: https://anchor.fm/a-space-to-speak-your-mind) 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 started presenting their own shows. We've managed to keep the show going, talking about important mental health topics, even during the Corona virus 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 parts of Cornwall. It requires a lot of work to produce such involved content every month and we are a small team of volunteers. We want to keep and grow our team of volunteers. The money will pay for an expert to make us more secure and fundraise money to pay the wages for a dedicated facilitator, who will then be able to spend more time keeping the project going. This person will be employed by Cornwall Mind, and there is the potential for this role to grow.
We believe in challenging taboos around mental health and talking about things which affect people in our communities. Your donation will help support 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.