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Charity single raises awareness of mental health issues

Singer/songwriter releases single for mental health charity SANE.
Melissa James

Singer-songwriter Melissa James has released a single in aid of mental health charity SANE.

Melissa hopes her song, Live Again, will encourage people to discuss mental health issues.

The track was first performed live in February at Heathrow Airport as part of the SING4SANE Big Sing project. Following its success, she invited 27 people to join her at a London recording studio to record backing vocals for the track to mark World Mental Health Day.

Melissa explained how one man travelled from the US to meet her after her music helped him through a mental health crisis.

A story like that stays with you and makes you truly realise the positive effect, and power, that music can have, she said.

When you combine that with a number of voices coming together for no other reason than they believe in the

Singer-songwriter Melissa James has released a single in aid of mental health charity SANE.


Melissa James

Melissa hopes her song, Live Again, will encourage people to discuss mental health issues.

The track was first performed live in February at Heathrow Airport as part of the SING4SANE Big Sing project. Following its success, she invited 27 people to join her at a London recording studio to record backing vocals for the track to mark World Mental Health Day.

Melissa explained how one man travelled from the US to meet her after her music helped him through a mental health crisis.

‘A story like that stays with you and makes you truly realise the positive effect, and power, that music can have,’ she said.

‘When you combine that with a number of voices coming together for no other reason than they believe in the cause and want to support it, it sends an incredibly powerful message.’


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