The Prince of Wales marks Pride Month

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The Prince of Wales has today marked the end of Pride Month by appearing in a short YouTube film alongside volunteers from The Mix and Shout to discuss mental health and support in the LGBTQ+ community.

The Prince of Wales marks Pride Month

Set in the iconic LGBT entertainment venue, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, the film sees Prince William in conversation with 20-year-old Michael Lister, Chair of The Mix Youth Advisory Board; Sharvari Patil, a 20-year-old student and volunteer at The Mix and Alexis Caught, a Shout volunteer who is also an author and podcast host specialising in mental health and wellness in the queer community.

The Mix and Shout are both charity partners of the Heads Together campaign which was founded by The Royal Foundation. Both charities offer free, confidential support for young people who are struggling and feel alone.

In the film released today, The Prince talks to Michael, Sharvari and Alexis about their own mental health journeys in the LGBTQ+ community. Together they discuss the importance of ensuring we look after our own ‘mental fitness’ and why checking in on others and supporting those in your community is vital. The Prince also hears from the group about their experiences volunteering and the positive impact this has had on them and young people.

Speaking during the film, His Royal Highness said:

Mental fitness is very important and we’ve got to get better at having open conversations and discussing these issues, being here today and hearing about your insights and experiences will mean a lot to young people.

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