The Concert to Change Direction – A Benefit for Mental Health and Emotional Well-being – is coming to the London Palladium later this month.
Headlined by London trio Public Service Broadcasting and hosted by Talinda Bennington, widow and soul-mate of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, the evening of music aims to raise money and awareness to help families and loved ones of those suffering from mental health challenges.
The show will mark the end of the second Global Summit on Mental Health Culture Change, which will take place in London this year on 11 and 12 October 2018 following a hugely successful event in Los Angeles in 2017. The Global Summit closes with the special benefit concert which will take place on Saturday 13 October 2018 at the London Palladium.
The event promises to draw attention, raise awareness and drive change. Since Chester Bennington took his own life in 2017 after a long battle with emotional pain and substance use, his wife Talinda has partnered with Give an Hour and the Campaign to Change Direction to create 320 Changes Direction – an effort designed specifically to ensure that families are equipped to understand and help their loved ones dealing with the challenges of mental health.
Back in March 2018, on Chester’s birthday, Talinda Bennington discussed her partnership with 320 Changes Direction on an LA radio show, you can watch the video below:
In addition to touring their three studio albums, Public Service Broadcasting previously hosted a charity concert back in November 2017 in aid of Bowel Cancer UK.
The Summit takes place on the 11 and 12 October, with the closing concert taking place on Saturday 13 October 2018. Hosted by Talinda Bennington, with special guests PBS.