The Duke of Sussex today announced plans for a collaboration with Oprah Winfrey on a new mental health documentary series.

Prince Harry says he wants the series with Oprah, the US media executive, actress and chat show host, to be “positive, enlightening and inclusive”.

The Duke of Sussex 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.”

He added: “I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”


In a statement released via the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s new Instagram account, Prince Harry, who has regularly spoken about his own mental health issues, revealed that the multi-part documentary series will focus on mental illness and mental wellness.

The statement said the series will aim to inspire 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 Instagram caption adds: “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.”


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