Prince William details personal mental health struggles in the workplace

Henrietta Strickland
September 14, 2018

Its launch follows Prince William's previous work for the mental health campaign Heads Together, which he launched with his brother, Prince Harry, in 2016.

The Duke of Cambridge will unveil his Mental Health At Work project at an event in Bristol on Tuesday, which will include an online portal providing access to resources, training and information for managers in order to provide support for employees.

"Over the last few years employers have begun to take staff well-being more seriously and we know that many are doing great work around mental health in the workplace".

He said: "It gives me the opportunity to get the guys to talk to one another, and to talk to me, and then recognise, that if they have got a problem, they're not on their own". "You see [so] many sad things every day that you think life is like that", William said, according to E!

The new website comes as a survey finds that 48 percent of United Kingdom employees have experienced mental health problems in their current job.

William added: "My ambition is that this gateway can be the start of a big shift in working culture".

'I've always held the belief that everybody is susceptible to mental health problems, and I wouldn't expect even a member of the royal family to be exempt from that, ' she added.

A total of 44,000 workers were questioned as part of the survey by Mind and only half of those who had experienced poor mental health said they had talked to their employer about the issue. It's really tough work as an air ambulance and search and rescue pilot.

During the event the duke dropped in on workshops demonstrating the gateway and met people trying out the new system. It has been a positive and wonderful experience. "It can genuinely help businesses ensure mental wellbeing is part of everyday working life".

"And it goes towards removing that stigma about mental health and to speaking up to and owning up to it".

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