Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their busy weekend of work towards ending the stigma around mental health with a visit to the Guild of Health Writers Conference.
The conference was focusing on a variety of mental health issues, specifically anxiety.
After meeting some of those attending the event, Prince William gave a speech to further discuss the work that he, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are doing with the Heads Together campaign in which they initiated.
The Duke filled the crowd in with the staggering statistics of anxiety saying how “at the moment, on average it takes a sufferer ten years to admit to a problem.
“That means that what often starts as a fairly minor issue becomes something serious & medical after time, but talking can lead to help.”
He went on to discuss the campaign the Royal Trio are proposing: “We want that ‘someone else’ to be celebrated – simply for taking the time to ask ‘are you okay?’ and to properly listen to the answer.”