Royals pledge £2m to boost UK's mental health

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He said servicemen and women were "prized assets" which needed to be continually invested in, and should be thought of as high-performance athletes carrying their kit and a rifle. "It is just as much about mental fitness too", Harry continued.

The joint initiative between the MoD and the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry comes days after the Foundation announced a £2 million investment in a start-up company providing digital support to youngsters anxious about their mental health.

The joint initiative between the MoD and the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry comes days after the Foundation announced it will invest £2 million for the creation of a start-up company providing digital support to youngsters concerned about their mental well-being.

The fifth in line to the throne appeared at the Ministry of Defence in London with Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon to launch a partnership between the department and the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

If such advocacy is vital in raising the profile of mental health problems, so are practical measures, and the investment of £2m by the foundation set up by the Royals is another welcome step in signposting help for those in need of it.

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"This also shows that support at home is quite key, isn't it?"

The aim is to help people find trusted information about their mental health and get help in times of need.

The surveys suggested that a total 1.5 million more people (3%) were talking about mental health in May compared to February 2017, when the surveys were launched, with a 12% increase in the number of those admitting to talking about their own mental health. If we've at 'east made a big impression there we can work on the wider societal problems. "And after years of working with the homeless, and having been called out to multiple scenes of suicide as a Search and Rescue and then HEMS pilot, I understood the damage poor mental health was causing to our communities and for our families".

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. "If you can't have a conversation with your loved ones, there's no way you're going to go to HR at work", he said.

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