Prince William shares his struggles as a first responder

The project came to be as new studies revealed that nearly half of all United Kingdom workers experienced poor mental health at their current job, and as many as one in four workers struggle with problems such as anxiety and stress without informing their employers.

A report by the charity Mind, which was launched in conjunction to Prince William's announcement, revealed that 48% of 44,000 people surveyed said they have experienced a mental health problem in their current job.

The prince said he wanted the gateway to be a "big shift in working culture" and ensure that dealing with mental health is a part of the everyday working life.

Faye McGuiness, Head of Workplace Wellbeing Programmes at Mind, said: "From the initial work on naming, through branding and onto the design of the website, working with Rachel and her team has been great".

It found that up to five million workers in Britain will experience a mental health issue this year.

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But being a supportive manager can make a huge difference. It also discovered that of the 50% who are suffering from mental health challenges, only 50% have mentioned the problems to their employers.

Last year's Government-commissioned Thriving at Work report showed that as many as 300,000 people lose their job each year due to a mental health problem, and that poor mental health at work costs the United Kingdom economy between £72 billion and £99 billion. The UK-wide portal is a free resource for both employers and employees. "The new online Mental Health at Work gateway will change that", Farmer added.

"We know that employers want to do more and are starting to see mental health as a priority, but often don't know where to start".

According to their findings a large part of sharing mental health struggles came from manager confidence - staff who felt their manager supported their mental health or could spot the signs that someone was going through a hard time were far more likely to say they would share their situation.

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