- 04 Oct 19
Contributors to this special Hot Press supplement, which is part of the Now We're Talking campaign, include Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital, Dermot Kennedy, Lewis Capaldi, Stephen James Smyth, God Knows, Stefanie Preissner, Paul Connolly of Wood Burning Savages and many more. The supplement was produced in partnership with Lyons Tea and Pieta House.
Hot Press has partnered with Lyons Tea and Pieta House suicide and self-harm prevention charity for the Now We're Talking campaign on Mental Health. As part of that far-reaching and multi-faceted campaign, we recently published a special supplement, simply entitled 'Now We're Talking'. You can now read the full supplement online for the first time.
This is the second year in which Hot Press, Lyons Tea and Pieta House have worked together on the Now We’re Talking campaign, which aims to inspire more open discussion of mental health issues.
For this special supplement, we reached out to musicians, writers, singers, actors, broadcasters, sports stars, and other well-known public figures, with the aim of taking the dialogue about mental health to a new level in Ireland.
Through this three-way collaboration, 30,000 copies of the supplement were made available free to students, and distributed in colleges and at events all over Ireland, leading up to World Mental Health day on October 10. As you will see, the contributions received from our guest contributors were wide-ranging and often very moving and inspiring.
The supplement was also published as part of Hot Press' Mental Health Special Issue, with Sam Fender – who speaks openly about his own experience of mental health issues, as well as the problem of suicide among men in his UK home town of North Shields – on the front cover