Doozer is here to HELP!
One of the great powers music has is to get important messages out there – and that’s just what Doozer McDooze is aiming to do wiht his latest release to coincide with World Mental Health Day. Help is a heartfelt call for awareness of mental health issues – something that is not only becoming more and more prevalent, particular amongst young people, but is being systematically decimated in terms of funding for treatment through the NHS thanks to the machinations of our current government.
As far as the song goes – it’s a very melancholy affair compared to usual Doozer McDooze fair, poignant and very personal lyrics – his very raison d’être is that of the troubadour bringing a bit of frivolity and joy to the world be it through festivals, gigs – or just sharing his and Birdy’s alternative lifestyle choices in ecshewing the trappings of mortgages and being rooted (perhaps as much by necessity as by choice, but nonetheless it’s a story I find endlessly inspiring and fascinating). But that must be a tough role to fulfil when you’re feeling low or suffering with depression.
You can listen to the song and watch the awesome video below:
If you are grappling with issues like this, or you know somebody that you fear might be then there is help available – please consider getting in touch with one of the organisations below, either to help yourself or a loved one:
0800 58 58 58
Helpline & web chat available 5pm to midnight every day
116 123 (24 hours)
A sanctuary for the suicidal
020 7263 7070
0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm)
Prevention of Young Suicide
0800 068 41 41 (Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm / 7pm – 10pm. Weekends 2pm – 5pm)