The Duchess of Cambridge is guest editing The Huffington Post UK today to highlight the importance of children’s mental health.
The Duchess will help launch Young Minds Matter, an initiative that discusses the problems, causes and most importantly the solutions to the stigma surrounding the UK’s mental health problem amongst children.
In a blog published on HuffPost today The Duchess explains why she is getting behind Young Minds Matter:
“Young Minds Matter, being launched today, is a new series where issues and work around the mental health of young children will be explored,” she wrote. "The mental health of our children must be seen as every bit as important as their physical health. For too long we have been embarrassed to admit when our children need emotional or psychiatric help, worried that the stigma associated with these problems would be detrimental to their futures.
“Like most parents today, William and I would not hesitate to seek help for our children if they needed it. We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. We know there is no shame in a young child struggling with their emotions or suffering from a mental illness.”
To read the full blog, click here.