Today, we launched HeadFIT – the latest in our suite of Heads Together legacy projects. Following three years of work and development with the Ministry of Defence, we are delighted to launch a new platform with online tools and resources to help defence personnel take a more proactive approach to their mental health and mental fitness.
In October 2017, The Royal Foundation joined forces with the Ministry of Defence to develop this tool, specifically designed for the Defence community. The website provides 24/7 access to self-help tools that can enhance mood, drive and confidence, and help Defence people manage the stresses of everyday life.
The Duke of Sussex said: “I’ve long believed the military community should lead the way for the rest of society. For too long we have been waiting for problems to arise and then reacting to them. HeadFIT is a proactive approach to mental fitness, focusing on our own potential to increase our performance, using proven methods in sport science.”
On HeadFIT, you can find tools such as breathing exercises, body posture and relaxation techniques, which can be integrated into everyday life. All the tools and resources on the site have been designed for all defence personnel, whether they are new recruits, long-serving personnel, veterans civilian staff or those in uniform.
We’ve been delighted to work with The Ministry of Defence on this project, alongside King’s College London, with clinical advice from Dr Vanessa Moulton.
“This is about optimisation of self. This is about being the best you can be. This is about gaining advantage, whether facing an opponent or overcoming a challenging situation. This is about building resilience that will match that of the most world class athletes and prepare you for every day stress. To be HeadFIT, is to be at your peak performance.” – The Duke of Sussex