It seems as though our prayers have finally been answered as two of our favourite people have finally met! Today is World Mental Health Day and millions around the world, including politicians, celebrities and advocates are raising awareness about looking after your mental health as well as mental illnesses. Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry recorded a video together to tackle the subject.
The Duke of Essex recoded a chat with the Grammy winner on IGTV where they discussed the importance of speaking out about mental health. While the topic is a serious issue, the pair managed to approach it with a bit of lightheartedness with a skit where Ed seems to get the wrong end of the stick as he proposes they release a song about people poking fun at redheads. Oh, Edward. We do love you.
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Both Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you. There’s no need to suffer in silence – share how you’re feeling, ask how someone is doing and listen for the answer. Be willing to ask for help when you need it and know that we are all in this together. #WMHD Check out the accounts below for more resources and support: @Heads_Together @Calmzone @MentalHealthFoundation @CharityNoPanic @SamaritansCharity @YoungMindsUK @GiveUsAShoutInsta @Childline_official @LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth @Jedfoundation @Pandas_UK @Charitysane @MindCharity @TimeToChangeCampaign @RethinkMentalIllness @MentalHealthMates @ActionHappiness @MHFAEngland @DitchTheLabel @TheBlurtFoundation
“People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us – with the jokes and the snide comments. I think it’s time we stood up and say ‘we are ginger, and we are going to fight!'”
Harry replies: “This is slightly awkward. There may have been a miscommunication – this is about World Mental Health Day?”
The clip ends with the duke urging viewers to reach out to people in their lives such as friends and family for World Mental Health Day.
I’m so happy that this unlikely collaboration has taken place because not only is it iconic, but it’s highlighting such an important topic which is often classed as taboo.
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