Prince Harry tells ITV News: We need to get rid of stigma surrounding mental health

Prince Harry has exclusively told ITV News that more needs to be done to help people with mental health issues.

As he prepared to join injured veterans on part of their 1,000 mile walk across Britain, the prince said more needs to be done to help personnel with "unseen" injuries - like those featured in our Battle Goes On series.

Prince Harry joined six injured veterans on their 1,000 mile trek. Credit: ITV News

Prince Harry said society could help break down the stigma surrounding mental health by doing more more to support those suffering with problems - both in military and civilian life.

"Mental health is a sensitive subject amongst a lot of people but it doesn't need to be. We need to talk to about it more," the ex-British Army officer said.

He also said that it whilst it can be hard for people to come to terms with mental health problems, asking for help can help them get their lives back on track.

Prince Harry has told ITV News that he wants to devote the "rest of his life" to working with ex-service men and women.

Elsewhere in the interview, Harry, who is the Vice Patron of the Rugby Football Union, laughed off a wry look he threw at his brother the Duke of Cambridge during last week's England vs Wales clash.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

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