Prince Harry Is Showing Support for Transgender Youth as Part of His Mental Health Work
Prince Harry is not leaving anyone out of his mission to combat mental health stigmas and issues.
During his visit to a London YMCA earlier this month, the soon-to-be royal dad met with Mermaids CEO Susie Green, according to The Telegraph. The U.K. charity is a leader is supporting gender variant and transgender children, and Harry reportedly wanted to highlight the organization’s “important” work as part of the Royal Foundation’s ongoing efforts in the field of mental health.
Green told the outlet that the Duke of Sussex’s invitation to the roundtable discussion convened by The Royal Foundation’s “Heads Together” campaign – the mental health initiative spearheaded by the royals – was “quite heartening, bearing in mind that there is such controversy and we are attacked regularly.”
“I think it’s always really important to young people to see that people with the authority and credibility that Prince Harry has are supporting them and are listening and acknowledging the fact that they exist,” Green said. “This is somebody who has got that profile who’s showing clear understanding of the issues they’re facing.”