Felpham FM do 24-hour broadcast on mental health issues

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Felpham FM do 24-hour broadcast for Coastal West Sussex Mind

A group of students at Felpham Community College are doing a 24-hour broadcast on Felpham FM – MHz this weekend (July 1st) to raise money for CALM and Coastal West Sussex Mind.

The idea of a non-stop broadcast around the theme of mental health came from student Jessie Moon, 19, whose cousin Olly Douglas, from Chichester, took his life at the age of 27. She is passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues.

"We wanted to do something big and get the word out about mental health issues because it affects so many people. It's great that now it is becoming more acceptable to talk about it," she said.

The students involved are all taking part in the journalism enrichment programme at the college and many of them are doing media studies.

"Our media studies tutor, Dale Manning, has really helped us plan the broadcast so a big thank you goes to him."

The live broadcast starts on Saturday July 1 at 12 noon and will include music, different mental health topics and various interviews, including one with CWSX Mind's Littlehampton youth worker Matt Spear. Find out more at http://www.felphamfm.com/. There's also a live gaming stream on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/felphamfm.

You can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/felphamfm-mhz.

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