The eighth programme of Life Matters features:3 Dads Walking standing holding photographs of their daughters Beth, Sophie and Emily

  • 3 Dads Walking
  • Folk band The Young’uns
  • Presenter and Broadcaster Mike McCarthy
  • ZSA Ambassador and Coronation Street actor, Vicky Myers
  • The Bearded Fishermen

Programme overview

Mike Palmer, Tim Owen and Andy Airey of the 3 Dads Walking share stories about their daughters, how they all met, fundraising for Papyrus and their petition to make age-appropriate education about suicide compulsory in schools.

We meet the English folk singers The Young’uns and hear the song they wrote a song about the three dads and how that came about.

Broadcaster Mike McCarthy talks about the loss of his son and discusses stigma, language and access to support. He also shares more about the Baton of Hope project which aims to bring together suicide prevention charities and initiatives.

ZSA Ambassador and Coronation Street actor Vicky Myers shares her pride at being an ambassador and talks about the fact that she’s has personally used the training to talk to someone considering suicide.

The Bearded Fishermen talk about how they launched a helpline and various other initiatives to help the vulnerable in Lincolnshire.

Life Matters is devised and produced by MIM Productions (UK Audio Production Company of the Year - APAs Silver)