The Duke Of Sussex Prince Harry and media queen Oprah Winfrey have joined forces for a very special project. Taking to Harry and Meghan Markle's official account to announce that the Duke and Oprah are co-creating a series of documentaries for Apple next year as “partners, co-creators and executive producers.”
"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."
The documentaries mark the next stage in Harry’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health. He has previously opened up about his own struggles with grief following his mother’s death.
"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," the post continues."
"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 and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve.
"His Royal Highness has spent many years working with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society."
The exciting announcement concluded with a comment from Queen Elizabeth - who is incredibly proud and supportive of the project. HRH said: “I truly believe that good mental health - mental fitness - is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities, and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive - sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”
Harry, a former Army captain, has also become an advocate for those who silently suffer – especially in the military and among veterans. In 2016, he teamed with Prince William and Kate Middleton to create the Heads Together initiative encouraging more people to talk about the challenges they face.