Prince Harry launches new mission to boost Forces's 'mental fitness'

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"Quite simply, these men and women are prized assets which need to be continually invested in. It is just as much about mental fitness too", Harry said.

The joint initiative between the MoD and the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry comes days after the Foundation announced a £2 million investment in a start-up company providing digital support to youngsters anxious about their mental health.

Indeed, a whopping 1.2million more men were talking about their mental health around that time than they had done previously, which is a fantastic result, namely for Prince Harry, who gave an unprecedented interview to The Telegraph in April, where he talked frankly about struggling to cope with the death of his mother, in the hope it would "normalise the conversation" about mental health struggles. "But in many ways I have learned more about the sacrifices our servicemen and women make for us all since I left the army and continued my work with the Invictus Games".

Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry have given $2.7 million (£2 million) to back a new digital initiative that will help improve people's mental health.

And to keep the fighting fit they needed to be mentally fit - as well as being physically.

"My 10 years in the Army taught me a great deal".

Harry described the new initiative as, "providing tools and information that will help everyone in the Defence community to get ahead of some of these problems before they start".

The new digital mental health start-up will be led by CEO Victoria Hornby, now Director of Programmes at the Foundation, and a Board of technology experts.

Prince Harry is continuing his crusade to increase mental health awareness and conversation in the United Kingdom.

The MoD said the move would build upon a recently launched government strategy aimed at improving mental health among military workers, civilian staff, their families and veterans.

It also attracted high-profile support from the likes of Lady Gaga, Professor Green, Ruby Wax, Alastair Campbell and Theresa May.

He said he wanted troops to think about mental health in the same way they did about physical health.

The Duke added: "At the beginning, we were trying to understand why at home people weren't sharing some of their problems". If we've at least made a big impression there we can work on the wider societal aspects. But I think it all starts at home.

"You'd struggle to find a parent out there who wouldn't want the well-being of their child to be taken care of at school", Prince William said Friday at Imperial College in London.