The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Guild of Health Writers conference focusing on mental health, which is being supported by the Heads Together campaign.

The Guild of Health Writers is an independent membership organisation representing many of Britain’s leading health journalists and writers and encompassing the whole spectrum of health and wellbeing. The theme of the conference is ‘The Anxiety Epidemic’ and will feature a number of guest speakers including Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, which is one of the eight Heads Together Charity Partners.

A marathon runner running the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together talked about his personal experience of anxiety and the event was an opportunity for Their Royal Highnesses to engage with members of the Guild of Health Writers working in print, online and broadcast media on Heads Together and its ambition to create millions of conversations on mental health in 2017. You can find out how you can get involved in the Heads Together campaign here.

The Duke and Duchess met a number of members of the Guild of Health Writers, along with leaders of the Heads Together Charity Partners. After listening to the Heads Together runner speak at the conference, The Duke gave a short speech.

Heads Together is spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, in partnership with eight leading mental health charities and three Founding Partners. Heads Together wants to get the country talking about everyday mental health. As Charity of the Year for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon, Heads Together will intensify its efforts over the next few months to create millions of conversations around mental health in 2017.