Royals give biggest grant ever to digital mental health scheme

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He said: "Quite simply, these men and women are prized assets which need to be continually invested in".

Harry delivered his passionate speech at the Ministry of Defense in London as he announced a joint initiative that will see the Royal Foundation, led by himself and Prince William and Kate Middleton, provide advice and resources to the MoD to improve training, education and information sharing for the armed forces.

"This is what the partnership between the MoD and the Royal Foundation is all about - placing mental fitness and mental health at the heart of the training and support provided to the entire defence community".

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.

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"We have all seen professional athletes lose races or matches due to unforced errors", the prince said about his decision to tackle mental health issues in the armed forces.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have reconfirmed their commitment to the issue of mental health with the announcement of a £2m investment.

Staying mentally and emotionally sharp could help with "getting that extra 20% or possibly 30% more of performance that can make all the difference", he said.

"In the same way that someone might say they're going to give the gym a miss because they've got a slight strain, if we can get them talking about mental health problems at an early stage, then you don't let it fester".

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The new mental health training for personnel in all branches of the military and civilian MoD workers will start in mid-2018.

According to People, experts revealed that more people have spoken openly about their mental health following the London Marathon and Prince Harry's interview about his own mental health.

"What we are talking about is creating fundamentally better soldiers and staff to support them". During his address, Prince Harry told soldiers that it is very important to learn new combat skills and to be strong under any circumstances.

After previously serving his country for a decade in Afghanistan, the 33-year-old spoke about the importance of equally cultivating both mental and physical fitness among servicemen.

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Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said they were hoping for cultural change. These were the phrases that I was shouted at by a colour sergeant.

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