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Celebrating support this World Mental Health Day

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and we’re celebrating friends and family who provide support, with a special Heads Together event at the London Eye.

CALM joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and five other mental health charities to celebrate friends and families that support each other through difficult times. CALM’s guests included Phillipa Creasy and her son George; as well as Jonathan Stanger, they’re taking on the London Marathon together as part of #TeamCALM and Heads Together.

“We want to make asking for help no longer a big deal.”

Prince William spoke of the importance of support from family, friends and organisations, and outlined the Royals’ ambition for the campaign: “On the Heads Together journey so far we have seen the difference that a listening ear can make to people’s lives – whether a father supporting a child suffering depression, a soldier who has returned from a testing deployment, or a child struggling with the pressures of a new school.”


Prince Harry said: “All of us have mental health. So the more we all get behind this topic, the more we can help not just the individuals suffering, but also their entire families and work colleagues as well. Together we will break the stigma forever and save lives.”

The brains behind #ItsOkayToTalk, Luke Ambler and a merry crew of northerners had just finished a walk from Halifax to London to raise awareness and funds for #ANDYSMANCLUB. Luke joined CALM to share his incredible success story, even fitting in a quick chat with Prince Harry.

After the reception we were treated to a loop round the London Eye, which we all enjoyed, apart from comedian and CALM ambassador Jack. That boy doesn’t like heights.

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