The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have teamed up with Prince Harry to launch a £2million digital mental health scheme following the success of Heads Together.
The royal trio have revealed the money from The Royal Foundation – founded in 2009 by the threesome – will go towards “a start-up for digital mental health innovation” to help improve mental health in the UK by providing the public with more resources.
Speaking of a research project which measured the success of the Heads Together campaign that supported this year’s London Marathon, Prince William, 35, told HELLO! magazine: “I feel like it’s exam results day. This also shows that support at home is quite key, isn’t it? At the beginning, we were trying to understand why at home people weren’t sharing some of their problems.
“If we’ve at least made a big impression there we can work on the wider societal aspects. But I think it all has to start at home if you can’t even have a conversation with your loved ones, there’s no way you’re going to go to HR at work.
“The only thing, trying to extrapolate the data from this, is that these individuals who have spoken have probably got a reasonably good support network around them.
“Are we missing a whole set of people who have either been in care or who have had very bad experiences at young ages, who have bad mental health already? How do we affect that demographic?
“You’d struggle to find a parent out there who wouldn’t want the well-being of their child to be taken care of at school.”
The prince was shocked to learn that three quarters of suicides in the UK are men. He added: “That’s still a worrying statistic though, it really is.”