Prince Harry marked World Mental Health Day with a special visit to Nottingham on Thursday. The Duke of Sussex — who has been a longtime advocate for mental health — stopped by Nottingham Academy, where he met with members of the EPIC Partners youth mentoring program and discussed the importance of mental health and emotional well-being. Harry took part in a school assembly and shared a cute moment with Barney the therapy dog. He then dropped by the Community Recording Studio in St. Ann’s, which is “a youth organization that teaches video and music skills, allowing a creative outlet for self expression.”
Prior to his visit, Harry posted a video on the Sussex Royal Instagram account of him and Ed Sheeran encouraging viewers to care for the people around them and break down the stigma surrounding mental health. “Reach out, make sure your friends, strangers, look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence,” Harry says in the clip. “We’re all in this together.”
Harry’s outing comes a little over a week after it was announced that he filed a claim against Mail on Sunday and its parent company, Associated Newspapers, for leaking and publishing a private letter written by Meghan. The duke is also suing News UK (who owns The Sun) and MGN (who formerly owned The Daily Mirror) over an alleged phone hacking.
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