The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading the Heads Together campaign to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together aims to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing, and will be a partnership with inspiring charities with decades of experience in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges.
There has been huge progress made to tackle stigma surrounding mental health in recent decades, but it still remains a key issue driven by negative associations, experience and language. Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses are keen to build on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting help they need.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a helpline service run by YoungMinds to help tackle the stigma associated with calling support services and encourage those who need help to seek it.
Their Royal Highnesses were given a taster of the training that equips helpline volunteers to provide support to those who call. And that training can help all of us support friends, family members or colleagues who might need a bit of support. Here are some top tips to help us all help each other. Download them and share them with others.
- Read the full story and learn more on the Heads Together website.