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Prince Harry to visit Manchester

Monday 4th September, 2017

On Monday 4th September, Prince Harry will visit a number of organisations and projects in Manchester which each work in different ways to support sections of the city’s community.

Prince Harry will begin his visit to Manchester by returning to Canada Street. His Royal Highness visited alongside The Duke of Cambridge in 2015 as the street was undergoing a major DIY SOS transformation, creating suitable residences and a Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) hub for ex-service personnel making the transition back to civilian life. Prince Harry will visit the WWTW training house, which provides veterans with accommodation as they complete their pathway back to independence, work and into housing. His Royal Highness will meet some of WWTW’s beneficiaries and Canada Street residents, and will join a roundtable discussion on how multi-agency partnerships can support mental health provision for ex-servicemen and women, including those who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

His Royal Highness will next visit the NHS Manchester Resilience Hub, which was recently launched as a dedicated mental health service to help those affected by the Manchester Arena attack on 22nd May 2017. The Hub is staffed by trained mental health professionals with expertise in dealing with patients experiencing trauma. It works by providing a central point for phone-based mental health advice and support, and develops packages of care for families, individuals and professionals affected by the attack. His Royal Highness will learn more about the Hub’s provision of support to those affected, and will meet a number of the recovery workers and clinical leads.

Prince Harry will then travel to Manchester City Football Club to drop in on a Coach Core training session with Manchester’s first cohort of apprentices, since the programme launched in the city in January. Established in 2012 by The Royal Foundation, Coach Core is a year-long apprenticeship that combines formal learning and on the job training with local partner sporting bodies. It aims to create inspirational coaches who deliver sports coaching in their communities, particularly in communities that have traditionally had poor access to high quality, professional coaching. On arrival Prince Harry will meet with representatives from Coach Core’s Manchester partners, before joining the apprentices on the pitch as they deliver a training session to local school children.

His Royal Highness will lastly attend a reception hosted by the Rugby Football League (RFL), of which Prince Harry is newly Patron. The reception, hosted at Manchester City Football Club, is an opportunity for the England Elite Performance Squad to have their final meeting ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad announcement in October. Prince Harry will have the opportunity to meet members of the England squad, as well as coaches such as Kevin Sinfield, Jamie Peacock, Denis Betts and Paul Sculthorpe along with support staff as they prepare for the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this Autumn.

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