Duke of Sussex to meet mental health organisations as part of royal campaign

The Duke of Sussex will join a roundtable discussion on supporting those struggling with mental health problems as part of a royal campaign to promote an open dialogue on the topic.

Harry will visit the YMCA in South Ealing on Wednesday, to learn more about their work on mental health, and to discuss their support for young people in the area as part of the Royal Foundation Campaign Heads Together.

Heads Together is a mental health initiative headed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

YMCA South Ealing is part of the YMCA St Paul’s Group, which provides services across London and is one of the largest in Europe.

The association provides housing for 150 young people who are dealing with a range of problems such as homelessness, mental illness, recovering from substance misuse, or are fleeing domestic violence.

Some 17,000 people are aided by the group’s mental health services in England and Wales every year, using a range of workshops and mediation services.

During his visit the duke will chat with residents who live in YMCA accommodation, as well as those who help with the YMCA’s Mental Health Champions Programme.

Harry will also meet with parents and young children who use the nursery service run by the group and will hear about the #IAMWHOLE campaign.

The campaign, developed by the NHS and YMCA, encourages young people to speak openly about their mental health issues.

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