Prince William launches new website to improve mental well-being at work

Maricruz Casares
Setiembre 14, 2018

William said "you're just seeing all the sad things, all the pain every day" as he chatted to senior paramedic Dawn Anderson, who has recovered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with help from her employer.

Its launch follows Prince William's previous work for the mental health campaign Heads Together, which he launched with his brother, Prince Harry, in 2016.

The duke travelled to the Engine Shed, a community work-hub in Bristol to launch the Mental Health At Work project, an online gateway aimed at providing resources, training and information for managers to support their staff with problems.

"I took a lot home without realising it".

"The new online Mental Health at Work gateway will change that".

On Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge spoke at an event in Bristol for the launch of a website to improve mental health in the workplace after he was "stunned" to hear that only 2 percent of employees in Britain feel able to talk to their HR departments about their mental state. "The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you're not careful".

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The initiative comes after a major study into workplace wellbeing by Mind found that half of workers have experienced poor mental health in their current job.

A total of 44,000 workers were questioned as part of the survey by Mind and only half of those who had experienced poor mental health said they had talked to their employer about the issue.

Mental Health at Work is one of the initiatives being driven by William as part of his ongoing work with Heads Together. It's really tough work as an air ambulance and search and rescue pilot. He has a real relaxed presence about him.

Furthermore, the impact of mental health issues doesn't just affect the personal life of the person who is living with it, it also has repercussions for businesses and the economy.

"And it goes towards removing that stigma about mental health and to speaking up to and owning up to it".

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