Harry trains for WWTW walk and says end mental health stigma

Today, Prince Harry took part in training to prepare for his walk for Walking with the Wounded, and called for the end to mental health stigma.

Prince Harry took part in training today. Picture by: Splash

Prince Harry took part in training today. Picture by: Splash

Training took place at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, where the Princes in the Tower once stayed.

Consisting of 1,000 miles across Britain, the walk will end at Buckingham Palace in November; the Prince will join the injured veterans for part of their journey.

Harry said to ITV News more needs to be done to help personnel with “unseen” injuries, including mental health issues, like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, amongst other things. ITV recently aired a series called the Battle Goes Onfocusing on such illnesses.

Prince Harry has already worked with Walking with the Wounded on expeditions to the South Pole. The Royal Foundation, the charitable vehicle of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the 31-year-old Prince, supports the Armed Forces and its veterans, as well as conservation and helping the young.

The former Army Captain said society could help break down the stigma surrounding mental health by doing more to support those suffering with problems – both in military and civilian life.

“Mental health is a sensitive subject amongst a lot of people but it doesn’t need to be. We need to talk to about it more.”

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