Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Prince Harry Puts in Doggone Good Work With British War Hero

Prince Harry Puts in Doggone Good Work With British War Hero

Princess Diana's son described those who fought for their nation as "prized assets" which need to be nurtured. "We surely have to think of them as high-performance athletes, carrying all their kit, equipment and a rifle", he continued.

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"Now is the ideal moment for The Royal Foundation to help kick-start the creation of impactful new tools that will help young people have conversations about their mental health and find the support they need, when they need it".

Harry was in the military for a decade, and from his first-hand experiences knows how important mental well-being is.

He, together with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have reconfirmed their commitment to the issue of mental health with the announcement of a £2m investment to establish a new start-up to support innovative mental health digital tools.

The aim is to help people find trusted information about their mental health and get help in times of need. The royal fam hosted the event in honor of Tuesday being World Mental Health Day.

The partnership is the latest in a series of royal efforts to promote greater understanding and openness around mental health through the work of the Foundation's Heads Together campaign, launched in May previous year.

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Prince William called the results "fantastic", after 14,000 people were studied by YouGov.

The intervention of the Royals has already proved its worth, with mental health services reporting a substantial increase in the number of people contacting helplines.

NCOs and officers will also receive mental health coaching as part of leadership training at each stage of their careers.

The study found that 68 per cent of people surveyed would now speak to a family member about a mental health issue.

It also attracted high-profile support from the likes of Lady Gaga, Professor Green, Ruby Wax, Alastair Campbell and Theresa May.

However, Prince William acknowledged the fact that there's still a lot that needs to be done since three quarters of the recorded suicides in the United Kingdom are of men.

The Duke added: "At the beginning, we were trying to understand why at home people weren't sharing some of their problems. If we've at least made a big impression there we can work on the wider societal aspects". But I think it all starts at home. "If you can't even have a conversation with your loved ones, there's no way you're going to go to HR at work".

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