The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry celebrate World Mental Health day


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will celebrate World Mental Health Day with a special Heads Together event at County Hall and The London Eye on the Southbank, London, on 10 October. This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day focuses on the importance of ‘psychological and mental health first aid for all’.

Their Royal Highnesses spoke at an upbeat reception with the charities that are a part of the Heads Together campaign. They met with people who have received help from a relative, colleague or friend in crucial moments in their lives and the person who provided that support. They are interested in learning about the kind of support that helps and what information is available for people who might find themselves in a situation where they need to help someone or to direct them to professional services. These are issues Their Royal Highnesses are exploring with the Heads Together Charity Partners for possible future projects.

Following the reception, The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry will continue the celebrations by taking a ride on the London Eye with some of the people who have been kind enough to share their mental health first aid experiences.

Later that day, the London Eye will light up in purple in support of World Mental Health Day, joining other buildings around the world that will be doing the same and connecting Heads Together with the worldwide movement to end stigma around mental health. For more information on the ‘light up purple campaign’, set up in memory of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, visit

Guests at the County Hall reception will be able to take a photo with a message thanking someone for being #Thereforme at photo booths set up by Heads Together corporate partner Dixons Carphone and The Mix, one of the eight Heads Together Charity Partners. The photos will be posted online and on the website being set up for the campaign.

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