‘I’ll get my therapist to call your therapist’: Prince Harry criticises Britain’s approach to mental health as he praises California in podcast for his billion dollar startup Better Up 

The mental health app employing Prince Harry as its ‘chief impact officer’ reportedly faces an insurrection from its counsellors over claims they face a sneaky pay cut as some staff admitted they are still in the dark about what the royal’s job entails.

BetterUp promises to support ‘the whole person’ while the firm they work for pays for it using of 2,000 life coaches accessible via a Tinder-style app – but some working there have accused bosses of having ‘questionable ethics’.

The Silicon Valley company has refused to say what the Duke of Sussex is paid, but it is likely to highly lucrative for the royal, especially after the business was valued at almost $5billion after snapping up clients including Facebook, Airbnb and LinkedIn, well as corporate giants including Hilton, Chevron and Mars.

It came as Duke of Sussex has chided the reluctance of Britons to seek counselling and praised what he called the ‘I’ll get my therapist to call your therapist’ mentality he’s found since moving to Californiawith Meghan.

Speaking on a podcast about mental health, Prince Harry spoke of the ‘immense’ cultural differences between the UK and US as he promoted BetterUp,

The Duke of Sussex has suggested there needs to be a change in people’s mindsets from just coping with problems to getting on the ‘front foot’ and becoming mentally fit. 

And suggested that the Americans have it right when it comes to therapy in a ‘cameo’ appearance on the Masters of Scale podcast recorded at the Invictus Games.


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