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Prince Harry has undertaken training as a counsellor to help veterans battle trauma of war

Prince Harry has undertaken a course where he has been training to become a counsellor.

The Prince took part in the two-day course with the aim of helping veterans battle the trauma of combat.

On the course, he learnt how to help people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress as he volunteered at the British Army’s Personnel Recovery Unit in 2016. “It ran through the range of options that veterans face,” says a royal source.

A source said: “It [the course] ran through the range of options that veterans face.”

The news about Harry’s new skills come as he, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, released a series of films which highlight the importance of talking about mental health.

The series of films feature people from all walks of life talking about their mental health problems, and how talking openly about mental health have helped them to cope.

From celebrities to the ordinary person, many people are featured in the films talking about a variety of mental health problems, including depression, loneliness, trauma and bereavement.

Some of those opening up about coping with mental health include singer Professor Green, Cricketer Freddie Flintoff, comedian Ruby Wax and journalist and former aide to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell.

Speaking ahead of the films being released, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry jointly said: “Since we launched Heads Together last May, we have seen time and time again that shattering stigma on mental health starts with simple conversations.

“When you realise that mental health problems affect your friends, neighbours, children and spouses, the walls of judgement and prejudice around these issues begin to fall. And we all know that you cannot resolve a mental health issue by staying silent.

“Attitudes to mental health are at a tipping point. We hope these films show people how simple conversations can change the direction of an entire life. Please share them with your friends and families and join us in a national conversation on mental health in the weeks ahead.”

You can watch a selection of the films that were released by clicking here.

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