Better mental health: Royals hear how single phone call saved ambulanceman’s life

William and Kate listen to DanDan told them his story at a reception held to mark World Mental Health Day by Heads Together, the Duke and Duchess’s mental health charity.Dan was struggling to cope after a call-out to a child abuse victim.

He contacted work partner Rich Morton and they had a heart to heart, which helped Dan, 31, conquer his demons. “I was getting myself into a deeper hole day by day,” recalls Dan, who serves with Rich in Blackpool.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heard how Dan’s life was saved by an important phone call

“That conversation probably saved my life.”Rich’s support led to Dan seeing a GP and being given counselling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

● You can watch Dan and Rich’s conversation on headstogether.org.uk

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