Prince William details personal mental health struggles in the workplace
Cape Town – Prince William has spoken out about his personal mental health struggles, showing that being part of the British royal family isn’t all about the glitz, glamour and high-life entitlement.
The Duke of Cambridge, on Tuesday, attended the launch of a new project called Mental Health at Work, set up by two charities namely: Heads Together – which Prince William co-founded with his wife Catherine and Prince Harry – and Mind Charity.
The aim of the project is “to change the way we approach workplace wellbeing in the UK,” something Prince William has shared that he is all too familiar with.
William spent time with employers and employees to learn more about how mental health issues in the work place are handled.
In turn he shared his own personal experiences from when he worked as an air ambulance pilot.
“I took a lot home without realising it. You see [so] many sad things every day that you think life is like that,” William said, according to E! News.
“The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you're not careful…You're human and a lot of people forget the battles, you have shut it off to do the job - but ultimately something pierces the armour.”
The British royal added that many people “suffer in silence” due to lack of resources, saying that the only way to fix it is to take responsibility and show people that help is available.