Mental Health Foundation Live is a new initiative looking to get people involved in trying to improve mental health with the help of music.

The Foundation wants the public and musicians to host music events up and down the country early next year.

Whether it's a gig, karaoke, or open mic night, the Foundation urges people to get involved, starting by downloading their fundraising pack, which includes advice on planning and promoting events, as well as templates of press releases and posters.

So far the Mental Health Foundation has been backed by Rita Ora, Frightened Rabbit, Years & Years, PAWS, Be Charlotte, Swimming Tapes and more.

Hannah Currie, Mental Health Foundation Live Project Manager said, “We’re so excited to be launching MHF Live, which is a fantastic way of helping to stop the stigma of mental health, and have a great time in the process. We know from research that music is such a powerful tool that can not only lift moods but help to break down stigma, encourage conversation and promote positive mental health for all."

The Mental Health Foundation want hosts to aim to hold their event around February 2019, but will also support events throughout the year. To download the fundraising pack, or find out more information, visit mentalhealth.org.uk.