Prince Harry's First Post-Royal Project Is Here
It brings together two huge parts of his past.
Prince Harry has announced his first major project since stepping down from his responsibilities as a senior royal. Though he and Meghan Markle have announced their non-profit, Archewell, Entertainment Tonight notes that Harry's handling his latest initiative solo. The venture is called HeadFIT and ET adds that Harry has been working on it for several years. Though the program, Harry is encouraging military personnel to seek help for mental health issues. Together with the Ministry of Defense and Heads Together, the Royal Foundation's campaign, HeadFit will offer 24/7 support to tackle stress and drive self-confidence.
"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," Harry said in a statement. "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 advantage, whether facing an opponent or overcoming a challenging situation," he continued. "This is about building resilience that will match that of the most world class athletes and prepare you for everyday stress. To be HeadFIT, is to be at your peak performance."
According to the Royal Family website, Harry served in the Army for a decade and rose to the rank of Captain. Additionally, he went on two tours of Afghanistan. HeadFIT is part of Harry's continuing commitment to the military. He pledged to continue to support his fellow servicemen and his latest project is just the latest way for him to help service people.
Harry posted a video to the HeadFIT website that emphasized the importance of looking at and training "your mind and body as one."
"Today when we talk about fitness, we don't just mean how fast you can run or how much weight you can carry. This is about mental fitness, strength and resilience. Not just while you're wearing a uniform, but for the rest of your life. If you want to be truly fit, strong and healthy, you need to train your mind and body as one," he said. "HeadFIT is a resource for everyone, whatever your job, whatever your rank, whatever you've got going on at home."