Brand new wellbeing stream Radio 1 Relax launches on BBC Sounds

Radio 1 Relax, a brand new 24-hour stream to help listeners unwind, has launched on BBC Sounds.

Radio 1 Relax brings wellbeing and relaxation focussed shows from across Radio 1 and BBC Sounds into a dedicated stream to help listeners deal with the challenges life can bring. The new stream reflects the BBC’s commitment to supporting audiences to manage their mental wellbeing, with content ranging from sleepscapes and ASMR, to tips and mixes from celebrities in music and entertainment, helping listeners find moments of calm in their day-to-day.

Radio 1 Relax is the BBC’s second curated stream for BBC Sounds, and follows the launch of Radio 1 Dance in October 2020. Both new streams are designed to give young audiences even more flexibility to listen to their favourite BBC content outside of the more traditional linear schedules.

Radio 1 Relax brings listeners wellbeing content throughout the day, easily discoverable in one place. Those needing help to find their ‘get up and go’ for the day ahead can catch Get Set with Radio 1 (7am-8am) fronted by YouTuber and CBBC presenter Joe Tasker.

From 8am-9am, Radio 1’s Motivate Me Mix will feature famous faces sharing their own advice and techniques on how to build and maintain mental fitness to weather difficult times. From 1pm-2pm, Radio 1’s Decompression Session, will bring listeners a mindfulness journey hosted by breathwork expert and performance coach Stuart Sandeman, while from 4pm-6pm, listeners can tune into Radio 1’s Chillest Show with Sian Eleri.

Every day from 12am-2am, Radio 1 Relax will stream Deep Sleepcapes to help listeners unwind, rest and recharge, with an hour of ASMR to follow from 2am-3am.

The stream will also feature 14 soundscapes from David Attenborough’s series Seven Worlds, One Planet, with listeners taken on a journey across seven unique continents from Antarctica to Africa.

Aled Haydn Jones, Head of Radio 1, says: “The challenges of the last year have meant more young people than ever are seeking out content centred around wellbeing and relaxation. The titles we’ve launched during the past twelve months with that in mind have proved incredibly popular, so I’m pleased we’re able to put it all into one stream on BBC Sounds, making it as easy as possible for our audience to find and enjoy.”