Prince Harry was on Strand Campus today and we missed him AGAIN
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Even though most students and staff were on the picket lines, Prince Harry visited KCL's Strand Campus today in the midst of the university's most heated strike week yet.
He attended a Veteran's Mental Health Conference at King's, hosted by the IoPPN (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience), discussing the unnoticed struggles many military veterans suffer as a result of service.
His sister in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, was also spotted in January visiting a Neuroscience Institute specialising in mental healthcare for new mothers.
Prince Harry arrived at the Veterans Mental Health Conference 2018, and was greeted by Professor Nicola Fear, Professor Sir Simon Wessely and Professor Neil Greenberg @kings_college_london @kensingtonroyal @heads_together #forcesinmindtrust #ioppn #lifeatkings #veteransmentalhealth #mentalhealth #vmhc2018
These issues discussed today concentrated on the stigma of mental resilience, rehabilitation, public misconceptions of mental health issues and how to properly integrate veterans back into communities after serving.
In a post on Instagram by @lifeatkings, a quote by Prince Harry promised change, greater research and support networks for veterans: "we've made great strides in physical rehabilitation, this is not yet the same for mental health.
"This is why an event like today – and the work you are all doing – is so important."
Prince Harry returned to King’s today for the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s, where he gave a speech covering mental resilience and rehabilitation in the military, challenging public misconceptions about mental health among veterans, and calling for continued collaboration to support veterans as they integrate into communities. Prince Harry said 'We've made great strides in physical rehabilitation. This is not yet the same for mental health. This is why an event like today – and the work you are all doing – is so important.’ @kingsioppn @kensingtonroyal #princeharry #kcl #kingscollegelondon #lifeatkings #mentalhealth #veteransmentalhealth
In another video featured on the official Instagram of mental health charity Heads Together (run by Harry, Will and Kate) he says "I've seen those I have served with suffer, struggling to seek out the help they desperately need.
"We know there are more like them, who continue to suffer in silence.
"We must recognise our veterans for what they are – incredible assets, and not define them by injury or condition."
“Post Traumatic Stress cannot be shorthand for military mental health – and we must challenge this misconception whenever and wherever we see it.” – Prince Harry At today’s Veterans’ Mental Health Conference, Prince Harry spoke about the progress that has been made by the sector in the past year. He also talked about the work that he is pursuing at The Royal Foundation to support mental health in the armed forces community and highlighted key collaborative successes such as the service platform Contact, and the recently signed agreement with the Ministry of Defence aimed at improving support and training for those people currently in service.
It looks like the IoPPN and Heads Together will be collaborating in future, meaning there will be plenty more royal sights to see.