Harry, William and Kate Launch Their Mental Health Campaign

  May 16, 2016 at 10:14 am by

The royal trio of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry today launched their mental health campaign, Heads Together, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Seven charities are partnering with The Royal Foundation for the campaign to end the stigma of mental health and provide support and care for those suffering, with each of the charities hosting a stall at the launch to highlight different ways to help sufferers.

William, Kate and Harry all took part in each stall’s activities, including boxing at the Mind stall with professional boxer Duke McKenzie. “Harry’s the puncher, he’s done it before he’s a bit of a banger. He can punch. He said he wasn’t fit but I knew he had a six pack under his shirt unlike my one pack,” McKenzie said of the royal participants, saying William was more “reserved” of the two brothers.

Other activities included Jenga, puppetry, and a DJ station. They also wrote ‘what makes them happy’ on brain charts at the Young Minds stall: ‘his children’ for William, ‘a walk’ for Kate, and ‘making people smile’ for Harry (who’d have guessed that last one?).

The three also delivered a joint speech to officially launch the campaign. Kate began by saying “too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of judgment stops people from getting the help they need, which can destroy families and end lives.”

Prince Harry then spoke of how the campaign is aiming to stop “prejudice and fear” from “standing in the way of people getting the help they need”, before William concluded with saying “the more we talk about mental health, the more normal the topic becomes” and that “by asking for help, by telling a friend…by having a conversation – we take the first step to feeling better about ourselves – and the first step to being able to cope better with the ups and downs of life.”

The Duchess opted for a block print skirt from Banana Republic, paired with a simple cream Goat blouse.


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