Prince Harry on Monday helped launch a new online service designed specifically to help members of the armed forces and their wider community take a more proactive approach to their mental fitness.
The website platform headfit.org has been designed primarily with the defence community in mind, the prince’s office said.
The website provides self -help treatment on de-stressing, boosting confidence, or drive, and offers a range of techniques such as breathing exercises and body-posture advice which can be integrated in your daily life.
Harry gave impetus to mental wellness in a video Ad,
“Being mentally as well as physically fit can improve performance by 10, maybe 15 percent” adding: “I know this to be true, it works for me.”
Harry who founded HeadFIT partnered with the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign, the Ministry of Defence, and Kings College London to develop the suite of tools.
Harry’s tagline for Headfit is called “being the best you can be.”
What makes HeadFIT standout is the proactive approach it takes to improve mental fitness
“I’ve long believed the military community should lead the way for the rest of society. For too long we have been waiting for problems to arise and then reacting to them. HeadFIT is a proactive approach to mental fitness, focusing on our own potential to increase our performance, using proven methods in sport science.
“This is about optimization of self. This is about being the best you can be. This is about gaining an advantage, whether facing an opponent or overcoming a challenging situation. This is about building resilience that will match that of most world-class athletes and prepare you for everyday stress. To be HeadFIT is to be at your peak performance.”
Britain’s minister for defence people and veterans, Johnny Mercer, recommended the website to people who are hammered by the current wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
“HeadFIT will provide our people—serving and civilian—with the tools they need to maintain mental fitness throughout their career and afterwards. By launching the site ahead of schedule, we are providing them with the support they deserve in these exceptional times.”