With mental health being almost at crisis point, particularly here in Australia, this video is a cheeky and uplifting reminder that we are all in this together.

Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry have teamed up to give the world a bit of a giggle whilst raising awareness for mental health.

In Australia, the leading cause of death in young people is suicide as reported in ABS Cause of death data and for World Mental Health Day, the focus in 2019 is on suicide prevention. 1 in 5 are reportedly suffering with mental health issues, yet the stigma surrounding mental health makes people feel uncomfortable talking about it.

The red haired duo, Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran, got together to shine a light on reaching out and asking for help and Ed Sheeran posted to Instagram, encouraging people to “ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you,”


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Myself and Prince Harry, 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 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

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If you are worried about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, don’t hesitate to seek support and information by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

Let us know what you thought of the video in the comments below!

 

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  • I love the video and such an important message.

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  • Love this, so funny! They are both so amazing

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  • How cute!

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  • Great video, 2 public figures with huge followings who have talked about their own issues is great for all especially the teenagers and men

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  • We absolutely LOVE Ed Sheeran! He is such a down to earth guy and is an amazing musician! Thanks for giving awareness to issues alot of people face!

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  • Good to promote and hopefully more people will get access to support.

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  • I love when celebs use their influence for the good things and not just to make more money! great work boys

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  • I didn’t realise it was as high as 1 in 5… i believe we would all benefit with more education throughout high school

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  • Funny video, serious message, good on them!


    • A terrific opportunity for them to use their celebrity to reach out with an important message.

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  • just awesome, we need constant reminders like this here in Australia – well done!

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  • Quirky and fun video message.

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  • Although this video clip don’t carry much content in my opinion, the topic is important !


    • And yes I’m worried about the mental health of my 9yr old (foster) daughter. She suffers a Reactive Attachment disorder with severe kleptomania and has a swallow conscience and affect. We have psychological psychiatric and pediatric help for over 4yrs with no effect so far.



      • Can you ask for a referral to a different specialist who has a strong interest in her particular issues?
        Do you have a special Mental Health Plan which is often done by your child’s GP? Your GP should be able to recommend an alternative professional. If you have a plan in place for her you should be able to get treatment paid for her by Medicare. I’m not sure how many visits per year you are entitled are allowed for her.

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  • Hopefully it will reach those that need it

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  • Great of them to raise awareness to this

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  • It’s always great to see people using their fame for a purpose.

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