Heads Together Comedy Night for YoungMinds

Heads Together Comedy Night for YoungMinds

Biggest names in comedy get their Heads Together to raise money for YoungMinds.

Heads Together comedy night for YoungMinds

On 18th September 2017, some of the biggest names in British comedy will join forces to support Heads Together, the campaign to change the conversation on mental health spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Tickets go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday 7th June, available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

Topping the star-studded line-up for Heads Together Comedy Night for YoungMinds will be Michael McIntyre, Jimmy Carr, Harry Hill, Frank Skinner, Russell Kane, Katherine Ryan, Tommy Tiernan and more. The event, which will take place at the Shepherds Bush Empire, will raise money for YoungMinds, the UK’s leading children and young people’s mental health charity, one of eight charity partners of the Heads Together campaign.

Since its launch in May 2016, and with the support of celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Andrew Flintoff and Professor Green, Heads Together has had a huge impact in getting the country talking about mental health, and in challenging the stigma that so often prevents people from taking that first step towards getting help. Heads Together was the Charity of the Year for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, where thousands of runners wore headbands making it the ‘Mental Health Marathon’ in support of the campaign.

YoungMinds campaigns to promote good mental health and to improve services for children and young people, and also provides support to more than 13,000 parents each year through its award-winning parents’ helpline.

Sarah Brennan, Chief Executive of YoungMinds, said:

“We are delighted that some of the most famous names in comedy are getting their heads together to shine a light on children and young people’s mental health. Heads Together has made an incredible difference in getting people talking openly when they’re struggling to cope – but there is still much more work to do.

“At the moment only one in four children with a mental health problem get the support that they need, and many suffer in silence for years. It’s crucial that we get young people talking about mental health, and also that we make sure the right help is available as soon as problems emerge.”

Comedian Frank Skinner said:

"Like most people, I like to imagine growing-up as a carefree and wondrous experience. The truth can be a lot more complicated than that. My own youth was blighted by the threat of Napoleonic invasion so I know what I'm talking about. But seriously, I'm proud to be part of this benefit night. Those very real growing-pains need to be openly accepted and talked about. Then the carefree wonder will take care of itself."

Tickets for Heads Together Comedy Night for YoungMinds go on sale at 12pm on Wednesday 7th June 2017. Please visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk to purchase.

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Further information

For more information about the event, please contact Patsy O’Neill, on patsy.oneill@multitudemedia.co.uk or call 0207 299 4241.

For further information about YoungMinds please contact Jo Estrin on 0203 861 2072 or email jo.estrin@youngminds.org.uk

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