The Royal Family Pledges Their Support for Mental Health

by Gemma Callaway
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Heads Together, a new UK based campaign, is headed by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, William & Kate, and Prince Harry. It was built with the help and support of eight partnering charities; Anna Freud Centre, Best Beginnings, Calm, Contact, Mind, Place2Be, The Mix and YoungMinds.

Their primary aim is to end mental health stigma by raising awareness and to provide the support that so many people need. You can visit the Partner’s page on their site here to learn a bit about each charity and their individual aims.

The Heads Together campaign was launched in May 2016 at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Whilst it was both a fun and exciting event for all, there was a far stronger message.

Prince William spoke with sincerity, “Through our work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, we have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges.”

Kate, The Duchess followed; “Too often people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health, this fear of judgement stops people from getting the help they need, which can destroy families and end lives. Heads Together wants to help everyone feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, and to have the practical tools to support their friends and family,”

Prince Harry concluded, “As the year progresses, the three of us – working with all of you in this room and others who join us along the way, want to come up with practical ways of providing everyone who needs help with the right support and care. We want to build on the great work that others are already doing, but make it even more ambitious. By putting our heads together, we can all make a big difference.”

The trio spoke on World Mental Health Day 2016 of their goals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cwBCj2uZ0Y

The Telegraph included HeadsTogether in 2016’s Telegraph Appeal, where they choose three charities each year for the readers to support. You can donate here. People will also be running for the charity as it is the Virgin London Marathon’s Charity of the Year!

To find out more about Headstogether, you can visit the website here. 

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