10 moments from 2017
1. Stephen Fry’s Speech on World Mental Health Day
This World Mental Health Day we attended the national celebration on mental health. Stephen Fry gave a fantastic speech recognising all of the great work that has been done this year to change the conversation on mental health.
2. Lady Gaga & The Duke of Cambridge showed it’s #oktosay
Do you remember the FaceTime call between Lady Gaga and The Duke of Cambridge? They spoke about mental health and the importance of talking about it to show others that it’s #oktosay.
3. Bryony Gordon and Prince Harry start a national conversation on mental health
A huge moment in the Heads Together campaign was when Bryony Gordon interviewed Prince Harry. He spoke about seeking counselling and the importance of being open about mental health. You can listen to the interview here.
4.The Duke and Prince Harry talk about mens mental health
Heads Together charity partner CALM have done some fantastic work on preventing male suicide this year. Earlier this year they did an exclusive interview with The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry on men’s mental health. Read it here.
5. Jonny and Neil complete the mental health marathon
In 2008, Neil, a stranger at the time, stopped Jonny from taking his own life at Waterloo bridge. This year they ran the mental health marathon together and reflect on the moment they ran passed Waterloo bridge on the route.
6. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprise Adele Roberts
Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts has shown so much Team Heads Together spirit this year. We loved this moment when The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge surprised her at Radio 1.
7. Place2Be schools lead the way in kindness
Heads Together Charity Partner Place2Be hosted a Big Assembly this year to celebrate kindness. Watch Mitchell Brook Primary School students celebrate those who have got the ‘K’ factor.
8. The Mind Over Marathon team inspire
The Mind Over Marathon team have been unbelievable inspirational this year. From sharing their stories with the nation to taking part in the mental health marathon. Watch Poppy’s story from the Mind Over Marathon here.
9. Prince Harry launches a military mental fitness programme
Huge progress has been made in military mental health. The Royal Foundation and the Ministry of Defence launched a programme to improve the mental health of current and former armed forces personnel.
10. Their Royal Highnesses take part in a relay race
We’ve had so much fun this year, one of the highlights being the relay race at the Team Heads Together training day. It was a fantastic day seeing the team meet each other and prepare for the mental health marathon.