Kate Middleton, Prince William And Prince Harry Launch Film Series To Tackle An Issue Close To Their Hearts

The royals' mental health campaign has released a series of 10 short films with celebrities in order to end the prejudice towards mental health.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have come together to launch a short series of films to end stigmas around mental health.

According to the International Business Times, the royals' mental health charity Heads Together – which aims to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing, raise awareness, and provide vital help for people with mental health challenges – has released several films involving numerous British celebrities who open up about life-changing moments with friends and family.

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The celebrities involved in the films, titled '#oktosay', include the likes of former England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff, comedian Ruby Wax, rapper Professor Green, former Labour spin doctor Alaistair Campbell and weather forecaster Sian Williams.

Model Adwoa Aboah teamed up with the campaign and shed light on her battle with mental health issues since the age of 14 with her mother, in an emotional video about depression and suicide.

In another video, former England football team captain Rio Ferdinand is seen opening up about his struggle coping with he loss of his wife to breast cancer and bringing up his three children – a subject which recently formed the basis of his hit BBC Three documentary, Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad.

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Another sees a woman chats with her own mother about living with depression and anxiety for 10 years, while another involves a former police woman discussing the daily stress she endured on the job and the toll it's taken on her mental health since.

In a statement, Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry said: 'Since we launched Heads Together last May, we have seen time and time again that shattering stigma on mental health starts with simple conversations.

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'When you realise that mental health problems affect your friends, neighbours, children and spouses, the walls of judgment and prejudice around these issues begin to fall.

'And we all know that you cannot resolve a mental health issue by staying silent. Attitudes to mental health are at a tipping point. We hope these films show people how simple conversations can change the direction of an entire life,' they added.

There are currently 10 films available for viewing now on Heads Together's YouTube channel, and their site offers many resources for mental health.

It's important to remember that no one is alone in the fight against mental illness.

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