Prince William Launched A New Website Meant To Improve Mental Health

Prince William The Duke of Cambridge at the launch of their Heads Together campaign

Prince William The Duke of Cambridge at the launch of their Heads Together campaign

The Duke of Cambridge said the initiative's mission was to create a "big shift in working culture" and ensure that dealing with mental health is a part of everyday working life.

He said that while working as an air ambulance pilot crews were encouraged to talk about problems. If you see sad things every day, you think all life is like that.

"You're always dealing with despair and sadness and injury".

In the next part of his fight to end the stigma around mental health, Prince William launched Mental Health at Work, an online portal with resources and information on mental health. The attrition builds up, and you never have the opportunity to really offload anything if you are not careful, ' he noted before adding that people who go through mental issues usually suffer 'in silence'.

'I think that for the medical community, particularly, must weigh a lot on their minds.

Mind surveyed more than 44,000 employees and found that nearly half had experienced a mental health problem at their current job - and only half of this 48 per cent had talked to their employer about it.

And of these people, only half spoke to their employer about their stress, anxiety or low mood, according to a survey of 44,000 carried out by the mental health charity Mind.

To tackle the issue, The Duke of Cambridge has teamed up with several mental health organisations to launch a free resource aimed at improving staff wellbeing.

During the event the duke dropped in on workshops demonstrating the gateway and met people trying out the new system.

Its launch follows Prince William's previous work for the mental health campaign Heads Together, which he launched with his brother, Prince Harry, in 2016.

He said in a statement at the time: "It has been a huge privilege to fly with the East Anglia Air Ambulance".

Prince William opened up about his own struggles with mental health reminding everyone that despite the "blue blood" he was born with, he is still human.