The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will team up with DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles for a mental health documentary for their charity, the Heads Together campaign.
“I’m working on a mental health documentary with the young royals, which should come out around the time of the Marathon,” Knowles told The Sun in an exclusive interview. “I can’t tell you anymore.”
“I’m not even sure I should have told you that.”
This is the second time Prince William and Prince Harry have worked with Knowles. They appeared on a special edition of DIY SOS in September 2015 to help build homes for injured servicemen in Manchester.
The two-part documentary, “Mind Over Marathon”, will air on the BBC in April, in the lead-up to the London Marathon, and will feature Knowles training with runners who have struggled with mental health issues.
Heads Together was launched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in May 2016 to combat the stigma against mental health issues. It was selected as the charity partner for the 2017 London Marathon.
“Heads Together wants to help everyone feel much more confident with their everyday mental health, and to have the practical tools to support their friends and family,” said the Duchess of Cambridge in a statement on the campaign’s official website when it launched last year.
Currently, Heads Together has partnered with eight charities that work with mental health issues, but there are plans to expand in the future.
The Virgin Money London Marathon, which has raised over £450 million for charity since 1981, is one of the top six world marathons. The course is over 42 kilometres long and run around the River Thames.
In a statement on the Heads Together website, the royals said, “Being the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year is the perfect springboard for the Heads Together campaign. We cannot wait to see hundreds of runners hitting the streets of London in April to end the stigma and change the conversation on mental health once and for all.”