Lady Gaga and Prince William show it's #OKToSay

Lady Gaga and Prince William FaceTime each other about how opening up and having conversations about mental health is vital to shatter stigma.

Heads Together want everyone to feel comfortable talking about their mental wellbeing. So, they have asked people, from all walks of life, to share their experience of starting a life changing conversation that helped them cope with mental health problems. 

In the latest in a series of films, Lady Gaga and Prince William FaceTime each other about how opening up and having conversations about mental health is vital to shatter stigma. 

Lady Gaga and Prince William

Stephen Fry talks, with his psychiatrist Bill, about his mental health breaking down and how talking openly helped him heal, and continues to help him manage his mental health.

Stephen Fry and Bill

Professor Green, English rapper, singer, songwriter and documentary maker and Freddie Flintoff, former captain of the England cricket team share their experiences of mental health and the benefits of speaking openly.

Professor Green and Freddie Flintoff

Rio Ferdinand, former English professional footballer, is a full time dad to his 3 children after losing his wife Rebecca to breast cancer in May 2015. He opens up to his business partner, agent and close friend Jamie Moralee about how they first talked about his grief.

Rio Ferdinand and Jamie

Katharine Welby-Roberts is a former police officer and now a blogger and new mum. She has struggled with depression and anxiety for over 10 years and has used her blog to raise awareness about living with mental health issues.

Daughter of the The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, she has also spoken about the need to promote honesty and openness to help tackle the stigma of mental health in the church.

She speaks to her mother Caroline Welby about the benefits of talking about her mental illness. 

Katharine and Caroline

Jo blogs under the name "The Lady London". She talks to her mum Sue about the moment she first opened up about her mental health challenges and the difference it has made.

Sue and Jo Irwin

Ghanaian-English Adwoa Aboah has modelled for Calvin Klein, H&M, Fendi and many others. She opens up to her mother Camilla Loather about their first conversations around her mental health.

Adwoa Aboah and Camilla Lowther

Katie and Sarah were struggling with the loneliness associated with becoming new mums when they started an awkward conversation in a playground. The friendship this sparked made their experience of motherhood more fun because they could share the highs and lows of life with small children.

Katie Massie-Taylor and Sarah Hesz

American actress, mental health campaigner, speaker and author Ruby Wax speaks with her husband, Ed, about the first time she revealed her mental illness to him.

Ruby Wax and Ed Bye

Anni is a journalist, who has spoken about the stigma attached to mental health issues within the black community. Here she talks about the first time she confided in her best friend, Naa-Affie, on a beach in Barcelona while they were on holiday.

Naa-Affie Delalande-Zankor and Anni Ferguson

Alastair is best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. He is an Ambassador for Time to Change, Mind, Rethink, Alcohol Concern and Patron of the Maytree Suicide Sanctuary. Alastair has campaigned relentlessly to end stigma around mental health. In this film, he talks to his partner Fiona about his own experiences.

Alastair Campbell and Fiona Millar

Phil is a Royal Marine Commando. He completed a tour of duty in Iraq and was deployed to Afghanistan twice. In 2010, as he was preparing to leave Camp Bastian, he fell ill and it was later confirmed that he had contracted Q Fever. Phil talks to his wife Julie about his mental health and the difference that speaking openly has made.

Phil and Julie Eaglesham

Maddy Austin is a studying biochemistry at university and will be running the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. She talks to her father, broadcaster Mark Austin, about her teenage battle with anorexia.

Maddy and Mark Austin

How to get involved

If you've been inspired by these films, there are ways you get get involved and change the conversation on mental health. 

1. Start the conversation on social media:

#HeadsTogether #OkToSay

2. Watch and share the films on the Heads Together YouTube channel  

3. Support our London Marathon runners

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Find out more

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