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Kate, William and Harry pull no punches as they launch mental health scheme

By Tony Jones

Published 17/05/2016

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tries out boxing at the launch of the Heads Together campaign in London to tackle mental health problems
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tries out boxing at the launch of the Heads Together campaign in London to tackle mental health problems
William, Duke of Cambridge tries out boxing at the launch of the Heads Together campaign in London to tackle mental health problems
Prince Harry tries out boxing at the launch of the Heads Together campaign in London to tackle mental health problems

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have punched home their message of support for the nation's mental health sufferers as they launched an initiative to tackle the issue.

William, Kate and Harry have pledged to find "practical ways of providing everyone who needs help with the right support and care" under their new Heads Together campaign.

Speaking at the launch event, they stressed the first thing to do was to change the national conversation around psychological problems "from one of silence and shame to one of optimism and support".

The Royal brothers spoke freely about their own issues, with Harry admitting to getting stressed, while William said he had been affected by his work as a helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

To illustrate the role exercise can play in helping to reduce stress, the trio each put on boxing gloves and were put through their paces at a reception at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.

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