ST PATRICK’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO LAUNCH IRELAND’S FIRST ALL DIGITAL POP-UP RADIO STATION
TODAY THEY ARE BEGINNING THE SEARCH FOR IRELAND’S MOST UPBEAT SONG
Ireland’s first all digital pop-up radio station, will be officially launched next month and will be the first of its kind to broadcast in Ireland.
I’m so excited to be one of their presenters and this week we’re launching the search for Ireland’s most upbeat song as part of the campaign to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
The campaign will see the first ever pop-up radio station dedicated to promoting positive mental health being aired during Mental Health Awareness Week in October.
Other presenters joining me will include, Alan Shortt, Teresa Lowe, and Paddy Cullivan.
The station will be purely dedicated to mental health and the importance of positive mental health, early intervention and managing your mental health.
Radio professionals from local, national and community radio have also volunteered to service the station which is great along with a number of celebrities and mental health advocates.
Sarah Surgenor, the Communications Manager for St Patrick’s Mental Health Services said, “We developed the concept of Upbeat On Air as we were looking for an innovative and creative way to get people talking about mental health. We’ll be on air for 70 hours during Mental Health Awareness Week during which we will have well known people talking about their own personal experiences. We will also be providing tips and guidance for people on how they can look after their mental health in a positive and proactive way.”
Nominations can be made online at www.upbeat.ie. Shortlisted songs will be played on Upbeat On Air throughout Mental Health Awareness Week; Monday October 6th to Friday October 10th.
News about the pop-up radio station and song choices will be shared on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #imlistening and also right here on my website and social media.