Prince Harry Steps Out to Support Service Members’ Mental Health


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Armed forces champion Prince Harry took his mental health campaign to a rehabilitation center on Monday.

Former army captain Harry, who has highlighted the hidden wounds of warfare for those who serve, visited Tedworth House run by Help for Heroes, where he met those involved in a program to build an “Iron Age Round House” to provide an opportunity for reflection and team work. He also visited the “hero garden,” which offers the chance to work creatively outdoors and build an understanding of the value of nutrition in well-being.

At the center, in Wiltshire around 80 miles southwest of London, the charity also runs a psychological support service. The service allows people to make contact by phone, Skype or online, to speak to an experienced Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) — ultimately enabling them to self-manage their issues and therefore build their resilience and confidence so they can lead fulfilling lives after leaving the military.

Help for Heroes is a member of Contact, a partner of the charity umbrella Heads Together, which Harry, brother Prince William and Princess Kate updated supporters on last week. The mental health campaign is the charity partner of the London Marathon in April.