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Prince Harry continues London Marathon Countdown with Heads Together Engagement

Prince Harry continues his mission to promote Heads Together and mental health initiatives ahead of the London Marathon with a visit to Newcastle and Gateshead on 21 February.

Heads Together is the official Charity of the Year for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. Throughout the spring, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are expected to partake in several engagements that will spread awareness about the campaign and the London Marathon.

Prince Harry will visit Gateshead to learn about Walking With the Wounded, a charity partner of Heads Together, from its project leaders and those who benefit from the programme. He will also attend a roundtable discussion about multi-agency partnerships and how they can support “mental health provisions for servicemen with complex needs.”

Prince Harry will then visit the Quayside to join Team Heads Together runners for a special training day. The group of runners will come from across the North East and Scotland to train and do drills and exercises, and they will meet the Prince to discuss why they plan to run in the London Marathon.

Finally, Prince Harry will visit the Virgin Money Headquarters and meet with staff at the charity village who have been raising money and awareness about mental health. He will then meet with speakers, including Virgin Money CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia, to talk about the importance of positive mental health in the workplace and why conversations about mental health need to take place.

The Heads Together campaign was founded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in 2016 to lift the stigma of mental illness and raise awareness for mental health programmes.

“Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses are keen to build on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult time, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting the help they need,” reads the Heads Together official website.

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