The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has made a special PSA on behalf of Place2Be to help launch the very first Children’s Mental Health Week in the UK, which takes place this week (February 16-22).
“Both William and I have seen that many young people are struggling to cope with the impact of bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown and more,” Kate says. “Without support, the effects of these challenges can be traumatic, leading to serious issues, such as anxiety, depression, addiction and self-harm.”
“We need to help young people and their parents understand that it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help,” she says. “A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health, and deserves the same quality of support.”
The goal of Place2Be and Children’s Mental Health Week is to encourage everyone to talk openly about mental health. “Together, with open conversations and greater understanding,” Kate concludes, “we can ensure that attitudes toward mental health change, and children can receive the support they deserve.”
It’s a great PSA—watch:
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