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Prince William: He had mental health problems as an air rescue pilot

Open words from Prince William: As part of his commitment to first aiders and first aiders, he reports on his own stress as a pilot in the British Air Force.

London – Prince William (39) shows in a short film solidarity with paramedics who are struggling with mental health problems due to the harrowing situations they are confronted with at work. Its aim is to provide more help for first aiders. From his time as a pilot in the rescue service, he knows the problems personally, as he openly admitted. *

Prince William: He had mental health problems as an air rescue pilot

To protect himself, he had to build an internal wall. “I had to take myself away,” he admits in an interview with emergency worker Chloe Taylor (24) and paramedic Will Parish (27), whom he visited as part of a short film in their home in Reading. The rescue worker of the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, like Prince William *, initially chose to remain silent in order to cope with the horror that his job confronted him with on a daily basis.

Prinz William trägt einen dunkelblauen Anzug und blickt in die Kamera (Symbolbild).


Prince William takes care of the welfare of first aiders out of personal understanding (symbolic image).

Parish spoke about the discouraging time and fear with Covid patients who resulted in endless deaths layer after layer. “It was scary what we saw.” They would have come to terms with the fact that they became sick themselves.

Prince William: Committed to more mental support for the helpers

The Duke of Cambridge, who worked as a search and rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force after his service, recalls his own challenges in the film. Especially when he was dealing with children, it left the father and husband of three Duchess Kate * (39) helpless. He didn’t want to burden his family. “I found it difficult,” he says. He withdrew. “It was very important to speak to someone after the incident,” continued the grandson Queen Elizabeth II. *.

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Obviously some time passed before this realization, which with a corresponding offer of help for emergency helpers could possibly be significantly shortened as part of the training.

Prinz William bei einer Übung einer Hubschrauber-Wassernotlandung.


Prince William practices an emergency water landing with a Canadian Forces pilot.

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The film was shown in full length at a symposium organized by Williams’ Royal Foundation, which was attended by emergency service officers from across the UK. Prince William announced the so-called “Blue Light Together” package to support the mental health of the emergency services. Her motto: Help where help is needed. The Cambridges also advocate psychological support for nannies *. * is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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