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Prince Harry is encouraging young people to spend less time on their phones

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  • Anything for you Harry...

    Prince Harry has spent the past few months raising awareness for mental health issues, with the 32-year-old prince even opening up about his own experiences as part of his Heads Together Campaign.

    Following the death of his mother 20 years ago, Harry has admitted that he struggled with grief, bottling up his emotions and suffering panic attacks in the past.

    Over the last few months he has talked about depression, grief and anxiety among other issues, but yesterday he surprised us all, speaking about the effect that technology has on our mental health.

    Making an appearance at a recent Leeds panel event, Encouraging Happy Young Minds, Prince Harry took to the stage to talk mental health and the benefits of a digital break every once in a while.

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    ‘I cannot tell you how pleased William, Catherine and I are that the dial seems to have shifted and that there is now greater understanding, compassion and kindness for anyone who opens up about their struggles,’ explained the popular prince.

    ‘But let’s not kid ourselves that the job is done – there is much much more that we can do at every level to make conversations about mental health as commonplace as those about physical health.’

    He continued: ‘For example, we need to better equip our young people with the tools they need to cope with this increasingly complex and fast moving world we live in.’

    ‘I read recently that young people check their phones at least 150 times per day – I’m sure we could all be more effective and efficient if we took a moment to process our thoughts rather than rushing from one thing to the next.’

    Anything for you, Harry.

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