Just over four years ago Prince Harry sat on a sofa in Kensington Palace and told me about the absolute chaos he had experienced emotionally after the death of his mother. Back then, there was a real sense of positivity in the air – not just for Harry, who had finally arrived in a good place and was in a new relationship with the woman he would go on to marry, but for the country as a whole, which was, at long last, having a national conversation about mental health. Optimism abounded. As Prince Harry would later tell me, he thought he was out of the woods. But as he now knows – as we all now know – you can never predict what is just around the corner. Mental health, like so many other elements of life, has no absolutes. The work Harry has done on himself since – and the work he has done in understanding mental health more generally – is reflected in The Me You Can’t See, the documentary series he has been quietly working on with Oprah Winfrey and Apple TV+ for the past two years. The five-parter, which will premiere on the streaming service later this month, will put to bed any suggestions that the Duke of Sussex regrets the interview with Oprah that was aired in March. The entire series is based on a conversation between the two about mental health, the pair shepherding the way for experts and sufferers – including a few well known faces – to talk about some of the most misunderstood illnesses and conditions: schizophrenia, OCD, PTSD and the effects of unresolved trauma. If one of the criticisms of the mental health movement has been an unwillingness to talk about these more complex conditions such as psychosis, then this series will be a ray of light for those who often feel ignored by the mainstream conversations that tend to focus on anxiety and depression (debilitating conditions, of course, but not the only debilitating conditions). Both the Duke and Oprah know that star power can draw people to these subjects, and so there will be conversations with the likes of Lady Gaga, who has suffered PTSD, and Glenn Close, whose sister has bipolar disorder and whose nephew has schizoaffective disorder. But Prince Harry has been adamant that this is not simply a space for celebrity confessionals. They have also spent time speaking to people around the globe about their experiences, all of whom the Duke is fiercely protective of, knowing, as he does, how hard it can be to talk openly and in public about mental health issues.