Following a study that indicates almost half of employees in the United Kingdom are suffering from mental health problems in the workplace, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, has launched a mental health website which he unveiled at an event in Bristol on Tuesday.
"I took a lot home without realising it, " William told the crowd at the event.
Regardless of what profession you're in, you spend more time in work and with your colleagues than anything else you do in life. "I think that for the medical community, particularly, it must weigh a lot on their minds", he continued. You're just seeing all the sad things, all the pain every day.
'The attrition builds up and you don't really have the opportunity to off-load it'.
The survey of 44,000 workers by the charity Mind found that of those who suffered from mental health issues, only half have discussed the problem with their employer. It's really tough work as an air ambulance and search and rescue pilot.
He added: "Our experience shows us that, with the right culture of support, employees can experience poor mental health at times, or live with an ongoing mental health condition, and still succeed and thrive at work". Mind, with support from The Royal Foundation, Heads Together and 11 other organisations, has created the UK-wide portal as a free resource for both employers and employees.
During the event, the duke visited workshops demonstrating the gateway and met people trying out the new system. He has a real relaxed presence about him.
Cape Town - Prince William has spoken out about his personal mental health struggles, showing that being part of the British royal family isn't all about the glitz, glamour and high-life entitlement. And it goes towards removing hat stigma about mental health and to speaking up to and owning up to it'.