A MUSIC producer's star son is set to release a song highlighting the need for mental health support to thank Saints Veterans of the Foundation.

Bernie Healey, from Newton-Le-Willows, is a music producer at Vulcan Productions.

Bernie, 49, was in the British Army for six years, and was struggling with PTSD.

However, with help from Saints Veterans of the Foundation, he turned his life around.

To thank the veterans foundation, and to raise awareness of mental health, particularly among the armed forces, Bernie's son Joel Healey has written a song called Just Keep Going.

Joel, formerly of Yes Lad and The Next Gen, well known for reaching the semi-final of The Voice, sings the song alongside spoken words by several veterans from the foundation, who explain their experience with mental health and issues most commonly felt by the armed forces.

Money from the sale of the track will go back to Saints Veterans of the Foundation so they can help others.

Bernie said: "When I came out of the army I suffered a bit of PTSD and started drinking heavily, but luckily I am one of the lucky ones who found help and I found it with Saints Veterans of the Foundation.

"They helped me talk through my issues and put my life back together.

"Joel has seen that and is a really talented musician in his own right, having been picked by Will.i.am with The Next Gen in The Voice, so he's got a great voice.

"So I was made up when he said he wrote a song about mental health, talking in general, but also focussing on issues facing people leaving the armed forces, and telling them to just keep going.

"I mentioned this to the veterans foundation and they were keen to get involved and many of them do spoken word parts in the song, which is really special.

"With the suicide rates being what they are in St Helens, I thought it would make the most sense to give back to a group who helped me."

The song will be released in the next few weeks.