Mental health website struggles after royals feature in advert

Davina-McCall

Public Health England, in partnership with the NHS, have launched #EveryMindMatters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others.

Prince William and his brother Prince Harry are heard in the first half, while their wives, Kate and Meghan, are heard in the second half. Anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping can affect everyone.

"This new national Every Mind Matters campaign is an opportunity for us all to be more aware of our mental health and think about things we can do to look after ourselves and stop problems getting any worse - just as we do with our physical health".

The powerful film features a range of people whose lives have been affected by poor mental health, including a cast of well-known faces: Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Freddie Flintoff, Professor Green, Davina McCall, Jordan Stephens, Will Young, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Nadiya Hussain, Sarah Taylor, Rob Beckett, Katie Piper, Joe Sugg and Alastair Campbell. "We think there's nothing to be done, nothing we can do about it", the royals say in the film.

Then Meghan chimes in: "But now, there's a new way to help turn things around".

It's a free online platform that develops a plan to help people take care of their mental health.

We all have mental health just as we all have physical health, and it can vary from good to poor.

The three-minute ad, which is aimed at encouraging people to manage the early symptoms of poor mental health, was broadcast across multiple TV channels as part of a "national takeover". It's a real privilege to be a part of Every Mind Matters and to stand alongside so many awesome role models in the film to show anyone who's struggling that they are not alone and there is help out there.

The royals each recorded their piece individually at their homes at Kensington Palace and Frogmore Cottage in September.

William, Kate, Harry and Meghan parted ways from The Royal Foundation earlier this year. TRH and Ms. Markle discussed the inspiration behind The Royal Foundation, the issues that are close to their hearts, and their ambitions for the future.

Both the Sussexes and Cambridges have been involved in initiatives involving mental health, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock sharing the couples' "bravery" at a screening of the new film.

He continued: "This is one of the most clear examples of them taking that lead and they do so much for so many people". Clinically-assured by the NHS, Every Mind Matters is evidence-based and it shows people how to build simple changes into their daily lives - such as reframing unhelpful thoughts, breathing exercises and increasing physical activity. Testing showed people don't feel confident to take action on their own mental health; needing accessible, practical advice on what steps they can take to look after their mental wellbeing. This is not about the very severe end of mental illness. "It's about reaching people with the help that they're looking for".

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