Prince Harry bids to change world in new podcast to 'change whole conversation around mental fitness'

The Duke of Sussex, a long term advocate of mental health awareness, has outlined the importance of "changing the dialogue" on the subject

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Prince Harry has made a pledge to "change the conversation around mental health fitness" in a new podcast.

The Duke of Sussex, a long term advocate of mental health awareness, has outlined the importance of "changing the dialogue" on the subject.

Speaking to the Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman podcast, Harry said: "What we want to be able to do is turn the conversation from mental health and change the dialogue and change a whole conversation to make it more around mental fitness."

The podcast outlined a desire to "change the societal mindset around mental wellbeing" in a tweet.

Prince Harry attended the Invictus Games alongside his wife, Meghan Markle, in The Hague in Netherlands.
Prince Harry attended the Invictus Games alongside his wife, Meghan Markle, in The Hague in Netherlands.

Promoting the podcast, Masters of Scale emphasised the importance of "changing the world's mindset".

The tweet stated: "Before you can change the world's mindset, you have to change your own."

Harry recently made a trip to Europe for the Invictus Games in The Hague, where he said many competitors would have taken their own life had it not been for the sporting event.

The Duke founded the Invictus Games to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the globe, by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the Paralympics.

Speaking at the closing ceremony in The Hague in the Netherlands, Harry spoke of his pride in the competitors sitting before him.

Prince Harry has been a long term advocate of mental health awareness.
Prince Harry has been a long term advocate of mental health awareness.

He told the audience: “You have all summited your mountain. And I could not be prouder of every single one of you.

“We, your friends and family, could not be prouder of who you are and what you represent, especially given what it’s taken to get here. Mindset is everything."

The Duke of Sussex said many Invictus Games competitors may have taken their own lives had it not been for the games.
The Duke of Sussex said many Invictus Games competitors may have taken their own lives had it not been for the games.

He added: “From interviews that Invictus did across the park this week, and as some of you have shared with me personally, many would have taken their own life had it not been for these games.

“You made the choice to be here, to stay with us, to grow with us, and I can’t explain how much it means to me and how much all of you mean to us. So thank you.

“This is a blueprint of what the wider world needs today – the power of resilience, the power of healing and the power of recovery.

“So if, or when, you feel alone, please know that you are not alone.

“This community is with you. We are all with you.

“To friends and family, we wouldn’t be here without you.

“We thank you for sharing and shouldering the weight of our wounds, from vulnerability comes strength, and together all of us are defining the Invictus generation, in or out of uniform we stand up to injustice. We answer the call for help.

“We defend those that need defending. Service and sacrifice is in our blood and don’t you ever forget it."