Prince Harry’s upcoming series on mental health has involved visits to UK-based hospitals and treatment centres, a charity has confirmed.
Combat Stress, which helps military veterans struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues, said it had been involving in filming for the series with Oprah Winfrey, to be broadcast on Apple TV later this year.
Meghan Markle is also thought to have been involved with the production.
The sixth-in-line to the throne has recently opened up about his struggles with mental health, and revealed he needed counselling after the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
Prince Harry’s new series on mental health has involved visits to UK-based hospitals and mental health centres, charity Combat Stress confirmed. Meghan Markle is also thought to be involved. The couple are pictured together visiting Canada House in London last year
The series is been made with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV and is due to be broadcast this year (She is pictured at the launch)
A spokesperson for Combat Stress confirmed the charity had been involved in filming, and said that visits to UK-based hospitals and health centres have taken place.
The leading mental health charity has three treatment centres in Britain, based in Newport, Shropshire, Hollybush, Ayr and Leatherhead, Surrey.
The charity’s patron is Harry’s father, Prince Charles. He launched the ‘At Ease Appeal’ last year, which aims to raise £10million to help fund treatment for mental health and transform how mental health services are delivered by 2022.
Buckingham Palace refused to reveal details of the upcoming series to MailOnline tonight.
The Royal Foundation, which has the Duke and Duchess of Sussex alongside the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as its patrons, has set up several mental health initiatives.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex pictured at the launch of mental health charity Shout last year, which offers a 24/7 text helpline for those suffering a mental health emergency
Combat Stress’s patron is Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles. He launched an initiative to raise £10million for the vital charity by 2022 last year (pictured)
It helped launch Heads Together, a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation around mental health, and Contact, which aims to help members of the armed forces access mental health and support.
The Duke and Duchess also attended the launch of mental health charity Shout last year, backed by the Royal Foundation among others, which offers a 24/7 text service to those struggling with mental health issues.
Prince Harry and Meghan revealed their plan to split from the Royal Foundation and establish their own foundation in June 2019, six months before they decided to step back from the royal family.
RadicalMedia, which was appointed to make Prince Harry’s upcoming series, has offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and Shanghai.
Prince Harry announced he was involved with making the series in April last year.
‘The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive,’ a statement on SussexRoyal Instagram account says.
‘This commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve.’
Prince Harry pictured at the launch of mental health charity Shout in May last year. Meghan Markle is pictured behind him
A message posted on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram page announcing the launch of Prince Harry’s mental health series with Oprah Winfrey
Kensington Palace said in April: ‘We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020.
‘The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform (Apple TV).’
The multi-part series aims to encourage viewers to talk about mental health and provide advice on how to cope with mental health problems.