Cape Town – Prince William has spoken out about his personal mental health struggles, showing that being part of the British royal family isn’t all about the glitz, glamour and high-life entitlement.
The Duke of Cambridge, on Tuesday, attended the launch of a new project called Mental Health at Work, set up by two charities namely: Heads Together – which Prince William co-founded with his wife Catherine and Prince Harry – and Mind Charity.
The aim of the project is “to change the way we approach workplace wellbeing in the UK,” something Prince William has shared that he is all too familiar with.
Today, we are launching #MentalHealthAtWork, an exciting new project with @MindCharity to change the way we approach workplace wellbeing in the UK.— Heads Together (@heads_together) September 11, 2018
You can now visit https://t.co/9TAcE8nPx2 for access to information & guidance to help you make mental health at work a priority. pic.twitter.com/4Yhe6jFXia
William spent time with employers and employees to learn more about how mental health issues in the work place are handled.
Today @Heads_Together and @MindCharity have launched #MentalHealthAtWork – which will change the way that we approach workplace mental health across the UK.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 11, 2018
The Duke of Cambridge is meeting UK employers and employees to learn more about the gateway: https://t.co/PgqvLq4A4C pic.twitter.com/QdFTEVBfgG
In turn he shared his own personal experiences from when he worked as an air ambulance pilot.
“I took a lot home without realising it. You see [so] many sad things every day that you think life is like that,” William said, according to E! News.
“The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you're not careful…You're human and a lot of people forget the battles, you have shut it off to do the job - but ultimately something pierces the armour.”
The British royal added that many people “suffer in silence” due to lack of resources, saying that the only way to fix it is to take responsibility and show people that help is available.