Talking men, music and mental health – the 12th Man Radio Show returns to Future Radio

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After an absence of almost a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 12th Man Radio Show is back on Future Radio, starting Thursday 18th February.

The 12th Man campaign is a Norwich-based men’s mental health campaign which aims to get men talking more about mental health. The 12th Man offers training and support to businesses and interest groups who work with men, to increase awareness of mental health and get men talking about feelings and emotions. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 and Norfolk has one of the highest suicide rates in the UK. The pandemic has brought mental health into even sharper focus for everyone.

The 12th Man Radio Show is presented by the founder of the campaign, Nick Little, and features guests and great music. The 12th Man uses the idea of a football crowd to get men talking, focussing on the positive values of unconditional support and being proud to show emotion. The 12th Man Radio Show is a partnership between 12th Man and Future Radio.

Following the return of the 12th Man Radio Show on the 18th February, a second show presented by Adam Clark will debut in March called The 12th Man Sounds Show. Music is a key part of many men’s identities and, like a football crowd, can often inspire men to share emotions and connect with their mental health in positive and creative ways.

“We are delighted to be able to get the 12th Man Radio Show back on air and to expand the offer with the 12th Man Sounds Show. Both of these shows will help us to continue our aims to increase awareness of mental health among men in Norwich and Norfolk, and we hope to inspire listeners to see talking about mental health as a strength”

Nick Little - Co-founder of the 12th Man Campaign and lead host of the 12th Man Radio Show.

“The 12th Man Radio Show is a great asset for Future Radio,since the launch of the show we have been very proud to be involved with the 12th Man campaign and being able to play a part in lowering the stigma surrounding men’s mental health. Our partnership with Nick and the campaign has gone a long way toward helping us fulfill Future Radio’s charitable objectives; providing a resource to benefit those struggling with mental health issues is particularly important now with increasing reports of the Covid-19 crisis taking its toll on the mental health of so many.”

Christopher Remer – Income and Volunteer Coordinator at Future Radio.