Heads Together are the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year.
Through their work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, they have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges.
Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives. The aim of Heads Together is to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading the Heads Together campaign.
There has been huge progress made to tackle stigma surrounding mental health in recent decades, but it still remains a key issue driven by negative associations, experience and language. Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses are keen to build on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting help they need.
The team of charity partners working on Heads Together covers a wide range of mental health issues that are close to The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry’s passions. They are:
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