Prince Harry Launches Mental Health Partnership Between Royal Foundation and Ministry of Defence

  October 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

At the Ministry of Defence’s London headquarters on Monday, Prince Harry joined the Defence Secretary to launch a new partnership between The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence, focusing on the mental health of Britain’s military personnel.

This new partnership will see The Royal Foundation provide the MoD with resources and advice to “improve training, education and information sharing for the entire Armed Forces”, with the collaboration set to be rolled out by mid-2018.

Saying he was incredibly pleased to be launching such a partnership, Prince Harry also described how improved mental health support is imperative for military personnel.

“What we are talking about is creating fundamentally better soldiers and staff to support them. Throughout our training, we develop a mind-set which will not let weakness take over. We are taught to push ourselves through pain barriers to achieve what we thought was impossible. For too long, acknowledging emotion or challenging thoughts was seen as counterproductive to the fundamental characteristics of the Armed Forces,” he said.

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