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Charity Spotlight: Heads Together

Through working with multiple charities spanning across fields dealing with emergency first responders, youth, veterans and the homeless, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince Harry made the connection between them all; Mental health.

Heads Together is working at ending the stigma that surrounds mental health, allowing those who are suffering to reach the help they need.

Chosen as the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year will help boost their foundation into the spotlight and raise awareness of the cause. The team for the 2017 marathon is even looking for runners! 

With the combination of the three royals working on Heads Together, they are able to assist a variety of charities all relative to their individual passions, including: Best Beginnings, CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, Contact (a military mental health coalition), Mind, Place2Be, The Mix, Young Minds, and The Anna Freud Centre.

As a veteran himself, Prince Harry is always on the forefront of veteran welfare. The founder of the Invictus Games, he is always looking for ways to assist physically and mentally injured soldiers. The Duke of Cambridge currently works as a first responder helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, being the future king has not stopped him from living through what first responders deal with their entire lives and understanding the even the first responders sometimes need saving.

Unlike her husband and brother-in-law who grew up knowing that they would be the Patron of many charities, the Duchess of Cambridge had to carefully choose what platforms she would support in her role when she married into the family. Her love for children, and now being a mother herself, she understood the need to give a voice to our littlest citizens. Together the trio can conquer all bases.

Heads Together was launched in the spring with a video featuring William, Kate and Harry.

‘’Mental health is just as important as physical health,’’ Kate said in the video.

Prince Harry continued, ‘’We can all play our part by talking and listening to each other, and helping each other find the support.’’

The video continues with Harry taking a picture and sharing a lighthearted joke with his brother William.

‘’Let’s get our heads together and change the conversation on mental health,’’ William stressed in the same clip.

The two-minute montage ends with the trio bursting into laughter as they try to put on a serious look while posing for a picture.

Heads Together is also looking for people from all walks of life to join them in ending the stigma around mental health. From volunteering, fundraising, campaigning to what ever idea you may have running around your head, they want to hear from you!

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