Royal Family Puts Heads Together To End Mental Health Stigma

By Joy D’Souza

On Sunday night, Kensington Palace announced a new initiative on behalf of Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The trio are leading the #HeadsTogether campaign, a charity that aims to end the stigma surrounding mental health.

It’s a topic close to all three young royals’ hearts. In 2015 Prince Harry spoke openly about the lack of support available to soldiers facing mental health issues.

For his part, Prince William has worked closely with mentally ill homeless people and those contemplating suicide through his job as an air ambulance pilot, Today reports.

The Duchess of Cambridge has also been a long time advocate for children’s mental health. Earlier this year, the Duchess even championed a Young Minds Matter series for The Huffington Post UK.

“Mental health is just as important as physical health,” the Duchess said in a PSA for the charity. “We can all play our part by helping and listening to each other and helping each other find support,” Prince Harry added before his big brother, William, concluded “Let’s get our heads together and change the conversation of mental health.”

Despite its infancy, Heads Together has been chosen as the 2017 London Marathon Charity of the Year. Prince Harry has served as royal patron for The London Marathon Charitable Trust since 2011.


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