It’s been announced that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will mark World Mental Health Day on October 10th by attending a Mind event in Harrow. William and Kate will meet with young people who have battled with their own mental health problems and now volunteer with the Mind charity in Harrow or the anti stigma campaign, Time to Change, which raises awareness about mental health with other young people.
CEO of Mind, Paul Farmer, commented on the royal couples attendance at the event, “We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining Mind to celebrate this year’s World Mental Health Day. Their support will shine a spotlight on mental health and we hope it will spark conversations in households across the country, amplifying the vital message that its time to talk about mental health. We hope it will encourage people to think about the little things we can all do to make a difference to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.”
The Duke and Duchess both work hard to build awareness and understanding of mental health problems. Just recently Prince William took part in an anti-bullying workshop run by the Diana Awards Charity while Catherine visited the Anna Freud Centre in London, continuing her support of children with mental health issues.
Paul Farmer continued, “The Duke and Duchess will meet young people who have experienced mental health problems and volunteer for our Mindkit project which is being delivered across London and educates young people about emotional health and resilience. The Duke and Duchess are committed to raising awareness about the mental health problems faced by young people and we are grateful that they have chosen to champion Mind’s work. We hope it will inspire a new generation of young people to not be afraid or ashamed to talk about mental health problems.”
World Mental Health Day will take place on 10th October and this year the theme is Dignity in Mental Health.
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