Heads Together wants to get the country talking about mental health. Spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the campaign wants to make this year’s London Marathon the ‘mental health marathon’.
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Everyone will be able to support the mental health marathon by wearing their own Heads Together headband on social media. A number of innovative ways that people can don a headband online will be announced in the coming weeks.
To kick things off, Heads Together and Twitter have unveiled a custom emoji of a smiley face wearing a Heads Together headband. The emoji appears automatically when the hashtags #HeadsTogether #TeamHeadsTogether and #oktosay are used on the social media platform.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend this year’s London Marathon together for the first time to support runners taking part for Heads Together.
Prince Harry recorded a video message for all 39,000 Virgin Money London Marathon runners letting them know that whatever great cause they are running for, they will be given a special Heads Together headband which they can wear on race day to show how much mental health matters to us all.
In his message Prince Harry says:
“We want to use this moment to help end the stigma that stops people talking and change the conversation about mental health for good. You can make it the mental health marathon.
“Together we’ll get the whole country talking about mental health.”
In the days leading up to the Marathon Heads Together headbands will pop up in a number of surprising places in London and online and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a number of engagements aimed at getting the country talking about mental health.
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