On Wednesday, 10th April, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to their recently launched Instagram page to announce that Prince Harry will be collaborating with Oprah Winfrey on a new mental health series for Apple TV.
From the announcement, it was revealed that Prince Harry and Oprah have been working as co-creators and executive producers on the series for several months and that it will be launched in 2020.
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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 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. 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. Quote from HRH: “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.”
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Oprah revealed on CBS This Morning that she asked Prince Harry what were the most important issues facing the world. “He said there were two. He said climate change and he said mental wellness, mental fitness, mental, health,” Winfrey said.
She then shared with the Duke of Sussex that she was working on a new series about mental health on Apple TV and asked if he wanted to get involved. “He said at the end of the conversation ‘if there is anything I can do to help…” Oprah said. The duo then had secret meetings in London to put the project together.
Oprah added, “Our hope is that it will have an impact on reducing the stigma and allowing people to know that they are not alone, allowing people to speak up about it and being able to identify it for themselves and in their friends.”
Watch the interview here…
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