Radio created to bring mental health support and powerful music direct into your home.
We're using Crowdfunder to launch our new global station, Peace Within Radio, because there are people sitting at home, driving to work or socialising with friends who are hiding a hidden illness. That illness is a mental health issue.
From depression to anxiety and grief to chronic illness, there is a desperate need now for something that not only uplifts, but brings nourishing support that is accessible to anyone.
From the comfort of home to the train ride to work, Peace Within Radio aims to bridge the gap where mental healthcare isn’t reaching those who need it.
A large portion of humanity feels not good enough on a daily basis and lacks a sense of real purpose. The meaning of life is being lost due to conditions and disorders that cause imbalances in how many people think about themselves and life as a whole.
I suffered from chronic anxiety for 30+ years and have experienced deep depression. What I needed the most was someone to tell me that I was okay, that I wasn’t broken and that I mattered. It’s really hard to reach out when suffering from mental health conditions; it’s easier to retreat from the world and hide, so we often suffer in silence.
Peace Within Radio will break that silence. We will be the voice needed when the inner voice is painful.
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, we will bring gentle and empowering encouragement at times of need, uplifting or relaxing music when life simply needs support and ways of thinking about life that may bring a sense of inner peace.
Many people still feel the stigma of mental health issues. Hearing from mental health advocates, teachers, coaches and inspiration via the station will not only offer support and guidance, but give people hope and courage to reach out to seek one-to-one help if needed.
Music heals and the music we will play will range from upbeat and uplifting songs with great supportive lyrics that will help listeners feel enough and needed in this challenging world to popular songs that are known for lifting the mood in the pop, rock and world music genres. We are happy to support emerging new artists who are looking to make a difference in this world.
A bridge where free support can bring someone from the dark of depression into a place of inner acceptance.
Bringing audio talks, stories and interviews that motivate, and voices that genuinely care, Peace Within Radio aims to be a voice for those who need it.
- Free worldwide
- No negative news or disempowering advertising
- Listener led
- Specific programmes for motivation, relaxation, mindfulness, therapy and guidance
- Sharing the best of this world, including positive news
- Nourishing soul food for when the world is overwhelming
- Music chosen for positive mental health
Listen to a sample broadcast HERE
Listen to the 28 minute pilot broadcast HERE. On this sample you will hear a selection of music, intros and inspirational voices. We hope you enjoy, this is only the beginning.
With the right software, the correct music licenses, the ability to create professional content via top of the range equipment, a passion for bringing the ideal music to the station to empower and uplift, we know that this campaign will start a revolution in mental health and radio.
Peace Within Radio will bring together:
- Trauma experts
- Coaches and counsellors
- Mental health advocates
In the beginning the shows will be pre-recorded, but if we exceed our goal we will be able to purchase equipment to allow more LIVE shows, listeners being able to call in or leave ideas via the website and extending our listener base to countries outside the main music licenses like India and parts of Asia in addition to Europe, America, Canada and Australia.
Available via the website, on radio apps and radio directories, it will be accessible worldwide at no charge.
And important shows will be added separately to the Peace Within Radio Podcast so that pre-recorded shows can be downloaded on demand.
With a long-term goal of expanding into diversity teachings and linking up with major mental health organisations and charities, Peace Within Radio will fulfil the need for help and re-connection with the core needs that are important to living a life that thrives instead of merely living to survive.
In a nutshell our primary goal will help us:
- Purchase a PPL license (Phonographic Performance Limited license)
- Purchase a PRS license (Performing Right Society license)
- Purchase a USA License
- Purchase a Canada License
- Purchase a Radio.Co Broadcaster 1 Year Bronze Plan
- Purchase 2 Radio.Co mobile APPs (One for android/One for iPhone)
- Purchase Siteground website hosting 1 year GO BIG PLAN
- Purchase ‘Radio One’ WordPress Theme
- Purchase Rode Procaster Broadcast Dynamic Microphone + microphone shock mount + swivel mount studio microphone boom arm
- Purchase Focusrite Scarlett Solo (2nd Gen) Audio Interface
- Purchase Stagg 3m High Quality XLR to XLR Plug Microphone Cable
- Purchase 100 songs to add to current collection
- Purchase 10 audio sweepers
- Crowdfunder Fees
The minimum amount we need to achieve the basic start-up cost is £2611
If we go beyond this goal we can then invest in:
- More music
- Advertising and marketing
- Reaching India and parts of Asia not covered by the main licenses
- Technology that allows LIVE interviews and talks with worldwide mental health experts and advocates or questions from listeners.
The more we raise the more impactful and far-reaching the station will become. And in the long-term we would be able to pay volunteers, producers and regular DJ’s and it will give us space to grow.
By the end of the first year, we’d like the station to be running smoothly and be operating in a regular and consistent way. We’d like to have some great people on board and understand the needs of the listeners. In our second year, we’d like to be playing more LIVE shows, connecting with mental health organisations worldwide and supporting the producers, DJ’s and regular broadcasters with an income for all the hard work put into the station. Any excess funding raised will go back into the station and any profits will be going to specific mental health organisations worldwide.
Our long-term goal is to partner with organisations helping people who are suffering with mental health issues and illness and to proactively bring a source of information, empowerment and wisdom to the airwaves to make a real difference to those listening. Ideally within 5 years we would like to apply for a non-profit or charitable status based on the station expansion and growth.
As an all or nothing campaign every little helps. You may think a small donation means nothing, but they soon add up. So, if you can donate the price of a cup of coffee or you are able to donate more, you are playing a big part in helping us meet our goal.
Here on Crowdfunder you can pledge from as little as £1 or alternatively donate a little extra for a gift for you or someone you love.
It's great to give and receive, so if you want to receive a gift in exchange for your donation, make sure you check out our reward options below. The rewards range from £5 up to £200 and some are limited in the number available. You can pledge to receive more than one reward, all you need to do is submit each reward as a separate transaction. See QUESTIONS for anything you are unsure of.
PLEASE NOTE: Sizes are in INCHES (ignore the CM's on the reward option as Crowdfunder won't allow me to change it once a pledge has been taken, my apologies for any confusion).
When we suffer from mental health issues there is so much pressure to fit in, to be 'normal'. I think the majority of us probably don't fit into the 'normal' category and neither would we want to fit in anymore. Stand out and let the world know you don't want to be classified normal. If you buy this reward you will receive it in time for Christmas, so if you want to buy it for someone as a gift, make sure you request the correct size for them. This is a uni-sex t-shirt so it's for anyone who wants to let the world know they are happy with who they are. If you want delivery outside the UK a small extra donation at check-out will enable you to receive it wherever you are. See questions and answers for more information.
Thank you to everyone who donated rewards to help this fundraising campaign, we are very grateful for all of your support.
Thank you Steven Webb for sharing your wisdom and support for one lucky donator.
Thank you Francois Lange for all of your support and beautiful artwork.
Thank you Bill's restaurant in the UK for your kind donation of a gift voucher for the campaign.
The driving force behind all of this is Kelly Martin, a mental health blogger, author and podcaster based in Gloucester in the south west of England. After years of struggling through her own mental health issues like anxiety and depression, she realised that the most challenging thing when suffering is to have a positive inner voice. It seemed almost impossible, until she found a way using mindfulness and self-compassion. She wanted to help people hear a loving kind voice when the inner world felt very dark.
Her passion for radio began in January 2018. This was the driving force behind a new direction for Kelly and she realised that a better way to bring guidance and support to those needing it was by bringing it directly into their own homes. Learning about the ins and outs of radio in another project she was involved in, she realised she had a skill that was ready to be awakened, and that producing, speaking and bringing people together who are experts in their fields and who also want to make a difference was important. After speaking on YouTube, sharing her weekly podcasts at Kelly Martin Speaks and helping others through her Facebook LIVES she knew she had to take this further. After receiving a lot of positive feedback and support via these channels, Kelly was inspired to turn a passion into a worldwide opportunity to bring a greater sense of peace within. Music helped heal Kelly through her own journey and combined with encouraging voices, she knew that this revolution in radio was needed.
Q. Which countries can you ship rewards to?
A. The T-SHIRT Reward includes Royal Mail Signed For delivery to UK addresses, but you can pay a little extra to have your parcel delivered elsewhere.
• Outside UK +£4.00 (includes Republic of Ireland)
When you go to check-out for your physical reward you have the option to pledge more. You can add the extra £4.00 there.
Q. Will the T-SHIRT and POSTCARD rewards be shipped in time for Christmas?
A. Yes, all rewards will be shipped before Christmas. Let us know if you need your reward sooner.
Q. Can I pledge on more than one reward?
A. Yes, you can choose as many rewards as you like. You will need to make a new separate pledge for each reward. If you get stuck, you can message email@example.com for help.
Q. What colours are T-SHIRTS available in?
A. The t-shirts are available in one colour as seen in the reward image above.
Q. What sizes are the T-SHIRTS available in?
A. You can choose from a number of sizes including:
Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large and Extra Extra Large
The exact measurements will be available when you click that reward option.
Q. Where are the locations of Bills restaurants in the UK
A. You can find your nearest Bills here https://bills-website.co.uk/restaurants
Q. Can I get my reward sent to someone else?
A. Yes, if you can give the correct address or email (if it’s a non-physical reward) when paying for the reward we will make sure the recipient receives it. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions. Remember that the BILL’s restaurant reward is only for UK restaurants.
Q. If you don’t meet your goal what happens to my donation?
A. You will have your donation fully refunded within 5 working days, but if you would still like to donate at the end of the campaign we will be setting up a Patreon account for those interested in continuing support for the station.
Q. How do I get in touch with the producer if I have media related enquiries?
A. You can email Kelly at email@example.com or contact her via the website peacewithinradio.com
Q. Where can I find the artist Francois Lange?
A. You can find him at his site sketchesinstillness.com
Q. Where can I find the Inner Peace Guide Steven Webb
A. You can find him at yourinnerpeaceacademy.com
Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any other questions.
Visit online at www.peacewithinradio.com
Music and inspiration for your mental health