Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry reveal £2m funding to heal nation’s mental health

8 Oct

The study, of 14,000 people by YouGov, noted a significant change in the public’s approach to mental health between February and May this year, when the Royals’ Heads Together campaign was in full swing.

In particular, experts noted, the publicity arising from initiatives including the OK To Say videos and Prince Harry’s interview about his own mental health had almost closed the gap between men and women, with men catching up with the conversation.

In February, 45 per cent of men and 52 per cent of women said they talked about their own mental health.

By May, 60 per cent of men and 61 per cent of women had such discussions. At the peak of this change, Heads Together found, 1.2 m more men talked about their own mental health.

The study noted a “slow and steady increase” in people talking about mental health in general, with a three per cent rise, or 1.5 million people, discussing it in May compared with February.

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