The Duke of Sussex to Partner with Oprah Winfrey on a Mental Health Series
The Duke of Sussex has today announced a partnership with Oprah Winfrey, as co-creators and executive producers of a forthcoming mental health documentary series for Apple. The multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to thrive, rather than to simply survive. This commitment builds on The Duke’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, that has seen him share his personal experience and advocate for those who silently suffer, to empower them to get the help and support they deserve. In 2017, together with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Their Royal Highnesses launched Heads Together, a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation.
The Duke of Sussex has spent many years working with veterans across the world with the Invictus Games Foundation and the Endeavour Fund, and convened the top UK military service charities to work together and ensure the best possible mental health services are provided for our men and women of the Armed Forces. His Royal Highness continues to work with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth, to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society. The Duke of Sussex said: “I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series which we have been developing together for several months.”
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