Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Graham Clark
Features Writer
8:16 AM 21st May 2020

Frank Turner To Perform On Line Concert For Mental Health Week

Frank Turner will be performing for the youth charity, the Mix young people via Instagram, as part of the Mental Health Awareness Week campaign on kindness. The performance will go out on IGTV on Thursday 21 May at 6pm.

Frank will be talking about why it's important to be kind at this time, and showing how kindness can be spread with music. He'll be performing some of his uplifting kindness-themed tracks, including Don't Worry, Recovery, and Be More Kind.

Frank says:
"I think that now we’re in this strange and unprecedented time, now that we’re living through the middle of history, I think it's time for us to really take this onboard. I want everybody listening to this to make sure that they and their loved ones are staying safe, are staying healthy, are staying sane... but also staying kind both to the people around you... and also to yourselves as well.

Because that’s the best piece of advice I ever got given was be gentle and kind with yourself as you would be with your friends."

The performance is a part of an Instagram series called Thursday Sessions, in which a different person is invited every week to share a skill, run a workshop or give a performance for the community, to help them cope with the pressures of lockdown and escape negative news with some uplifting, interactive content.