The Duke Of Sussex And Oprah Team Up On Mental Health TV Series

The docu-series will launch on Apple in 2020

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The Duke of Sussex and Oprah are launching a mental health series that will launch on Apple in 2020. The two are co-creators and executive producers on the docu-series that hopes to inspire viewers “to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive”.

Harry and Oprah have been developing the show over the last few months. The project builds on the prince’s long-standing work with mental health, and openness about his own mental health battles. In 2017, the prince said he had seen a therapist to help him deal with his grief in losing his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

“I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self,” said Prince Harry in a statement released on the couples’ newly-launched, record-breaking Instagram page.

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We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020. The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform. The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive. This commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve. His Royal Highness has spent many years working with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society. Quote from HRH: “I truly believe that good mental health – mental fitness – is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

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“It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times,” he continued. “Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive – sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

Oprah was one of the first guests to arrive at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May 2018.

Apple launched its new streaming service in March, available this autumn, featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries. Oprah spoke at the unveiling, with two documentaries already lined up for the platform.

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