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Local Heroes 2018

What is the Music & Arts Award?

The Music and Arts Award at Eagle Radio's Local Heroes is given to a person or group who has made a difference to the lives of others through music and the atrs.

Perhaps they use music therapy to help the older generation or provide performing arts opportunities for disadvantaged young people in your area.

See all 2018 categories here

Jess Byhurst

Meet Our Winner, Jess Byhurst

Jess is a mental health activist for Young Minds UK and creator of ‘stickittothestigma’, a non-profit organisation and helpline which aims to end the stigma behind mental illnesses and educate the world on what it's really like to suffer with your mental health.

‘Stickittothestigma’ uses donations to fund charity events such as live music gigs, sports events and social events, as well as using the money for Jess to travel to schools, colleges and hospitals to hold professional help and awareness talks to spread the awareness of such an important cause.

Jess has managed all of this while studying for a degree!