Prince William Gets Candid About His Own Mental Health Sturggles

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

William said "you're just seeing all the sad things, all the pain every day" as he chatted to senior paramedic Dawn Anderson, who has recovered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with help from her employer.

The Prince is in Bristol today to launch the project run by his own mental health campaign Heads Together alongside the charity Mind.

At the event in Bristol, the Duke of Cambridge spoke of dealing with his own mental health during his time as an air ambulance pilot.

The duke travelled to the Engine Shed, a community work-hub in Bristol to launch the Mental Health At Work project, an online gateway aimed at providing resources, training and information for managers to support their staff with problems.

He said that when he worked for the East Anglian Air Ambulance: "I took a lot home without realising it".

Regardless of what profession you're in, you spend more time in work and with your colleagues than anything else you do in life.

The prince, who left the job in January 2017 after two years, explains, "You're always dealing with despair and sadness and injury".

"The attrition builds up and you don't really have the opportunity to off-load it".

The survey of 44,000 workers by the charity Mind found that of those who suffered from mental health issues, only half have discussed the problem with their employer.

Farmer added on the dedication that not just Prince William, but all the Royals, have to mental health awareness: "My firm belief is that all of [the royals] and particularly the Duke - in this context - have done a lot of background work and really thought about this issue and their commitment is 100 per cent real". He is so calm and approachable. It has been a positive and wonderful experience.

Furthermore, the impact of mental health issues doesn't just affect the personal life of the person who is living with it, it also has repercussions for businesses and the economy. And it goes towards removing hat stigma about mental health and to speaking up to and owning up to it'.