WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT & CELEBRATORY EVENT:
Liverpool Central Library, The Discovery Room
6pm – 8pm
Professor Green to Appear in Liverpool on World Mental Health Day!
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Stephen Manderson Aka Professor Green
will be announcing the overall winner of Mental Health and Me on 8th October 2015
as part of the World Mental Health celebrations running through the week. Professor Green is a proud patron of male prevention suicide charity, CALM
(Campaign Against Living Miserably). With the death of his father in 2010 as well as his own personal battles with depression and anxiety, preventing male suicide and encouraging young men to open up about their mental health issues is a cause close to his heart. Professor Green has talked about his own demons and his father’s suicide in several of his songs including Lullaby, Goodnight
and Read All About It.
“I’m delighted to have Professor Green’s support for this year’s Mental Health and Me competition. He’s someone who’s been through some very difficult personal experiences and written about them honestly and movingly and I know he’ll connect with what our competition entrants have written about and experienced. Likewise, they’ll be encouraged by his support for their creativity and his willingness to stand up and address mental health issues head-on. Like Professor Green, the Mental Health and Me writers and spoken word performers are doing powerful things to challenge stigma around mental distress and to get people talking about how they feel. Not only is that a positive thing for the individual writers and performers but it’s a positive thing for all of us! Thanks to Professor Green and thanks to all our competition entrants – you’re all inspirational!” Claire Stevens, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium