Moving Reason Why The Duchess Kate And Prince William Launched Heads Together Campaign
September 13, 2018 12:27 By Fabiosa
Prince William is fighting for the cause that is very close to his heart. Recently, the royal announced he is launching a new project, focused on mental health at a workplace and dedicated to help employers support staff with problems.
Mental Health At Work
According to HELLO!, the Mental Health at Work project will give tools for managers from different companies, no matter the size, who struggle with providing help to their workers.
"If every workplace in Britain embodies a positive approach to supporting mental health – communities, families, everyone in society can benefit." – The Duke of Cambridge #MentalHealthAtWork pic.twitter.com/DIPZMgHuML— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 11, 2018
Watch Kirk speak about the stigma of mental health in the construction industry, and how the understanding of his line manager and team saved him during a dark time #MentalHealthAtWork pic.twitter.com/etwPAdQmvJ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 11, 2018
At the launch of the project, the Duke of Cambridge opened up about his own mental struggles at the time when he worked as an ambulance pilot, and how his job affected his life.
You're just seeing all the sad things, all the pain everyday. I took a lot home without realizing it. If you see sad things every day, you think all life is like that…I think that for the medical community, particularly, it must weigh a lot on their minds.
This might be the reason why he and his wife launched their Heads Together campaign, which the Mental Health at Work project will be a part of.
The Royal Foundation's Heads Together campaign was launched in 2016 by Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry in order to raise awareness about mental health issues and get people to talk about their mental problems.
In 2017, the royal trio released a short film, which captures them discussing of the issue. During the conversation, Prince William admits that it was Kate’s idea to start the Heads Together campaign.
At the launch of the campaign in 2016, the Duke of Cambridge explained his aim:
My thing really is to get more men talking about their issues before it is too late, and to stop feeling so strong and unable to seek help.
People reacted to the royals' new project
I'm so glad this being discussed out in the open. How many people are suffering anxiety or panic attacks at work and they have to run to the bathroom to wait it out? Then fake happiness? Most of these events triggered by the horrible behavior of their bosses or co-workers.— Lucy Sharvet 🖊🎨📷🌊 (@LucySharvet) September 11, 2018
Absolutely agree— Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil (@DrAjeenkyaPatil) September 11, 2018
Good Cause— Stanvaste (@713Stanvaste) September 11, 2018
Now, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Duchess Kate are joined by a new member of the royal family – Meghan Markle – and together, they will continue their work to make people’s lives better.