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Joining Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the Duke of Sussex helped launch Peak Fortem, an online resource for first responders. The programme intends to help workers work through stress and trauma, and is based off of a UK model. Harry and his brother Prince William have been outspoken on mental health, with the Sussex and Cambridge royals both committing to improving conversations around the subject.

Harry issued a statement in support of the new programme, and referenced his own experience in the military.

He said: “Our mental fitness is one and the same as our physical fitness.

“Serving in the military, I saw first hand how critical it is to train your mind as a muscle- not only to endure challenges and stresses but to excel, grow and build resilience in all aspects of life.

“Peak Fortem is the product of teamwork, dedication and a commitment to supporting and strengthening communities of all kinds - values upheld by Australia’s first responders.”

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Prince Harry news: Duke of Sussex in a video call for Sport at the Heart, shared by StreetgamesPrince Harry news: The Duke of Sussex has backed a new mental health programme in Australia (Image: STREETGAMES)

Prince Harry news: screenshot of Fortem’s tweet with a statement from the Duke of SussexPrince Harry news: Peak Fortem was launched on Friday and has been backed by the Sussex royal (Image: TWITTER)

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Mr Morrison launched the initiative today, which followed the devastating wildfires in Australia last year and the country’s battle with coronavirus.

He said in a statement: “I want all our first responders to understand that each of you matter.

"Your health matters. Your wellbeing matters. Your work to our community is vital, but you are more important

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