The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey have partnered to create a documentary series focusing on mental health for Apple TV.
The series, which will focus on both mental health and mental wellness, will encourage viewers to be open about their challenges, and will offer guidance on how to improve mental fitness.
Prince Harry has campaigned extensively to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. In 2017, the prince revealed that he has struggled with his own mental health after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Mental health charities reported a surge in interest as a result of his announcement, with Mind reporting a 38% increase in calls to its information line.
The prince has also worked alongside The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex with the mental health charity Heads Together, which campaigns to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health, and to fundraise for mental health services.
“I truly believe that good mental health - mental fitness - is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self,” said the royal in a post on his recently-launched Instagram account.
“Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive - sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better.”
Oprah Winfrey, who has spoken about her experiences with depression, said she was “delighted” to be partnering with the prince on the project.
The pair will serve as executive producers on the series, which is due to launch on Apple in 2020.