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The royal trio launch 2 groundbreaking initiatives

The royal trio launch 2 groundbreaking initiatives

The Foundation will now offer advice and resources to improve training for the whole of the armed forces.
Tobias Ellwood, minister for defence, people and veterans, who served with the Royal Green Jackets, said they were hoping the new project would create a cultural change around the issue of promoting mental fitness.

Prince Harry is greeted by Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and the Chair of Royal Foundation Keith Mills as he arrives to speak at an event on mental health at the Ministry of Defence in Central London on October 9, 2017.

As they renewed their acquaintance at the reception for supporters of the royals' Heads Together mental health campaign, Cooper, an assistance dog who has met Harry several times, climbed on to the prince's chest, as Harry crouched down, and gave him a friendly lick.

And to keep the fighting fit they needed to be mentally fit - as well as being physically. A good mental health is a cornerstone for the well-being of any person.

The former army officer, who spent ten years in the forces, said during his time as a soldier physical conditioning was important, with troops warming up before a run or a loaded march, and the same approach should be applied to mental health for servicemen and women.

Harry described the new initiative as, "providing tools and information that will help everyone in the Defence community to get ahead of some of these problems before they start".

The investment will be used to establish a new start-up for digital mental health innovations. Because a national study published today, reveals that when the campaign reached its height in May, the number of people talking about mental health dramatically increased.

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The royal trio have spent the a year ago 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.

"She had seen that at the core of adult issues like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem".

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

However, Prince William acknowledged the fact that there's still a lot that needs to be done since three quarters of the recorded suicides in the United Kingdom are of men.

The partnership is the latest in a series of royal efforts to promote greater understanding and openness around mental health through the work of the Foundation's Heads Together campaign, launched in May a year ago.

"But I think it all has to start at home. 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.