Prince Harry launching mental health campaign for British soldiers

The plan is part of the princes’ Heads Together campaign

The plan is part of the princes’ Heads Together campaign

"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".

When it comes to mental health, Prince Harry is quick to break down the "stigmas" associated with it - speaking openly about coping with his mother's death earlier this year, the prince hoped to start a national conversation about mental health.

PRINCE Harry yesterday launched a new mission to boost Our Boys and Girls' "mental fitness". We surely have to think of them as high performance athletes, carrying all their kit, equipment and a rifle.

The royal trio have spent the past year campaigning for young and old people to start conversations at home, among friends and in schools, and encouraged children to speak up and ask for help before mental health problems escalate.

Harry, 33, announced in a speech today a new partnership with the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense to help improve the mental health of members of the Armed Forces.

Protecting the United Kingdom from Cyber Attacks is just as important as fighting terrorism, according to the Director of Intelligence Agency GCHQ. "It is just as much about mental fitness too".

Since Harry left the military, he has made campaigning over mental health issues and the fate of veterans two of his priorities.

"We want to use the power of technology to reach the millions of people, especially young people, who feel isolated and alone, and help them to find the right place to talk". "And we can achieve extraordinary things". For too long, acknowledging emotion or challenging thoughts was seen as counterproductive to the fundamental characteristics of the Armed Forces.

The Foundation will now offer advice and resources to improve training, education and information sharing for the whole of the armed forces.

This week is an important week for the royals' campaign, Heads Together, as they are coordinating new initiatives with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday.

With the advice and support of its Heads Together partner charities, The Royal Foundation will also be investing in programmes to support better conversations on mental health in schools, workplaces, and within the defence community.

Although the initiative is unlikely to see the end of sergeant majors balling at recruits, ministers and staff hailed what they said was a cultural change in the MoD.

Jon White, a triple-amputee and former Royal Marines captain overseeing the project at the Royal Foundation, said one initiative will be to show an annual video featuring veterans and high-profile business leaders talking about mental fitness.

"The idea is start to get them thinking about their mental fitness so they talk about it in the same way they do about going to the gym for their physical fitness", he told reporters.

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