The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have come together with various celebrities to launch a new initiative in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.
The royals enlisted footballer Harry Kane, singer Dua Lipa, boxer Anthony Joshua and actor David Tennant – among others – to also appear in the campaign on behalf of their mental health charity, Heads Together.
They helped to kick off Mental Health Awareness Week by promoting the #MentalHealthMinute, which connected over 20 million listeners in the UK via the radio at 10:59 am on 18 May, encouraging people to speak out when they’re struggling.
In a video promoting the campaign, Prince William explained: “We’re all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you’re feeling can make a big difference. So right now, lets join together across the UK and reach out to someone.”
One minute. Across every single radio station in the UK.
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2020
“If you’re struggling, it’s important to talk about it,” followed Kate. “Or, if someone you know is acting differently, it’s OK to ask how they are. Use this moment to send a message.”
Each year the UK comes together for Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage society to help people live mentally healthy lives.
This year’s theme is kindness and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.