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Prince Harry highlighted how some job quits can have a positive impact on mental health during a new interview. The Duke of Sussex spoke for the first time about his role as impact manager at BetterUp, a coaching and mental health company that started eight years ago in California.
Among the topics he discussed, Harry raised resignations and burnout.
The Duke said these issues had been brought to the fore by Covid but “have been brewing for some time.”
Harry thinks we’re in the midst of a “mental health awakening”, with people “finally paying attention” to the importance of mental health in the workplace.
In an interview with Fast Company, he added, “I found out recently, through a conversation with [BetterUp science board member] Adam Grant, that most of the resignations you mention aren’t all bad.
Prince Harry joined BetterUp earlier this year
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“In fact, it’s a sign that with self-awareness comes the need for change.
“Many people around the world have been stuck in jobs that did not bring them joy, and now they prioritize their sanity and happiness.
“It’s something to celebrate.”
BetterUp, a company providing mental health services and coaching to individuals and businesses, announced in March that Harry had joined its ranks.
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The Duke, who has been an advocate for mental wellness for years and has opened up about his own struggles in the past, plays a large-scale role as the responsible for impact, with his duties including advocacy for public interests in mental health, philanthropy, product strategy and advice to the company on how to deploy the capital raised through its commitment to Pledge 1% – an initiative that encourages companies to donate 1% of their time to their staff, profits or equity to charity.
During this interview, Harry also revealed that BetterUp had collaborated “earlier this year” with its former sponsorship, the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were appointed in 2019 as president and vice-president of this organization, which supports young Commonwealth leaders.
They stepped down in February after informing Her Majesty that they had no plans to return to full-time duties as senior cabinet members.
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It is not clear whether this collaboration with BetterUp took place before or after Harry and Meghan resigned.
Speaking on the partnership with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, Harry said: “In the spirit of creating real and lasting impact, BetterUp will continue to focus on building mental fitness in diverse communities in the areas of employability education and training, to name but a few [two].
“We know the impact of our mission globally.
“We saw it, for example, in our partnership with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust earlier this year, when young Commonwealth leaders learned resilience and mental health tools that will accompany them throughout their lives and help them accelerate. their impact on the world, making their ideas a reality. “
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This was the third time Prince Harry has appeared in Fast Company in the past 16 months.
In the first two articles, the Duke of Sussex mainly spoke about his efforts to reform social media platforms.
Harry’s job at BetterUp is just one of many roles he took on after stepping down as senior royal at the end of March 2020.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since also become television and audio producers for Netflix and Spotify, as well as impact partners of sustainable investment fintech firm Ethic.
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The Duke was also one of the commissioners who participated in the Aspen Commission on Information Disorders to work on a report on tackling disinformation and disinformation in technology, media and social media.
Despite their resignation as members of the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry have not given up on their charitable work.
At the end of 2020, they launched the Archewell Foundation and they continue to collaborate with a number of organizations that they themselves created – such as Invictus Games and Sentebale – or forged links with which they were still working in the royal family – including Smart Works.