Prince William's Visit To Chiswick

Rio Ferdinand was also present, supporting a men's mental health charity

prince william, rio ferdiand and volunteers from mens health charity

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Prince William seated beside Rio Ferdinand and project volunteers

The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) was at High Road House in Chiswick yesterday (Wednesday 10th January) to support a charity which helps men with mental health issues.

Footballer and TV pundit Rio Ferdinand was also present when they met a group of CALM (Campaign against Living Miserably) supporters and volunteers, to promote a series of videos which forms part of the Best Man project. Musician Loyle Carner and radio and TV presenter Roman Kemp are also involved in the project which aims to pursuade men to reach out to their friends and share emotional problems.

The meeting was not open to members of the public.

The Duke of Cambridge has been campaigning with his brother Prince Harry on mental health issues over the past few months.

CALM say; "Friendships and social connections can provide a lifeline for those in crisis, but recent research reveals men are much less likely than women to feel comfortable when a man they know opens up to them, and menís social connections can wane over time.

"Isolation and loneliness is a growing problem, especially for men over 30. To celebrate the power of friendship, CALM launched the Best Man Project in November 2017, with a film featuring three sets of regular pals tasked with doing what best men do best."

Suicide is the UK's biggest killer of men under 45. The CALM helpline is 0800 585858 and is open from 5pm - midnight.

The Prince's first royal engagement of 2018 was at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea to view two pioneering robotic surgeries and his second engagement was the visit to Chiswick which took place in the late afternoon.

 

January 10, 2018


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