Invictus Games & the Impact Prince Harry had on Mental Health Awareness

‘Asking for help was one of the best decisions I ever made’

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The royal visit in October of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the Invictus Games was a platform for mental health awareness and another step towards bringing the walls down on the stigma connected to this illness. Prince Harry was candid about sharing his own battles with mental health for over a decade. He suffered from the loss at a young age of his mother and the constant reminder through the press of her death really took its toll. “You need to know a part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it,” Harry told a group of Australian farmers in Dubbo, on his visit to the community.

Prince Harry has been an advocate for mental health awareness since he and his brother, Prince William, started the Heads Together initiative in 2016.

Gus Worland, Ambassador for the Invictus Games was honoured to meet the royals at the opening ceremony to the games. Gus laughed, when Prince Harry made reference to his 3 part ABC documentary ‘Man Up’ and what he thought about nude yoga. Gus was his efflorescent self when introduced - he even said G’day, how are you brother!