Song helps to raise mental health awareness

A Burnley dog groomer has recorded a song in a bid to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Lisa Duckworth, 40, owns Dog Grooming by Lisa on Accrington Road and has been involved with bands all her life.

Lisa Duckworth with her new cd single 'Cover' which she has recorded to raise money for mental charities.

Lisa Duckworth with her new cd single 'Cover' which she has recorded to raise money for mental charities.

She has also suffered from mental health issues and so decided to record a song in a bid to raise money for a mental health charity.

“The song is called ‘Cover’ and it is about my battle with anxiety and depression and while it does start mellow, I promise it does get cheerier towards the end!” said Lisa, a former St Hilda’s student.

“I have been singing since I was 17 and been involved with bands all my life as my brother Bram is part of the Led Zepellin tribute band Led Into Zepellin.

“It is around five years since I sang though - I was handling my anxiety but then my dad died five years ago and it got worse to the point where I had panic attacks and I couldn’t go out. Thankfully I was put on some medication and it saved my life and I do believe my life begins at 40.

Lisa Duckworth with her new cd single 'Cover' which she has recorded to raise money for mental charities.

Lisa Duckworth with her new cd single 'Cover' which she has recorded to raise money for mental charities.

“I decided to record the single when actor Robin Williams died recently after suffering from depression.

“I wanted to do something to help a mental health charity and also raise awareness and this was the best way for me I could think of.

“It’s a song I have written myself about how I felt and one of my brother’s friends has a studio at home so I was able to record it.

“I haven’t yet decided which charity to do it for - I want people to email me with their chosen mental health charities and then I will select one.”

Lisa’s song has been played on various local radio stations and can be bought for £4 by popping into her shop or from her website www.asongbylisa.com. The cost is £5 due to postage and packaging.

Any mental health charity who would like Lisa’s song to help them contact Lisa at asongbylisa@gmail.com