The Cambridges Visit YoungMinds UK Helpine To Learn More On Children’s Mental Health
A quiet visit to the YoungMinds UK helpline centre in London was on the agenda for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today, following yesterday’s engagements in Luton.
William and Kate met with staff who take calls from parents ringing in to the charity to get advice and assistance regarding their children’s mental health, and were given a lesson in what the volunteers are taught so they can appropriately respond to parents’ enquiries. They then listened in on some calls, asking the volunteers how they were able to keep their own emotions out of the situation.
The Duke said that it was incredibly important that today’s parents know they “can’t be brilliant at everything. It is totally fine to talk about it and to seek help…because we’re not all superheroes”; while Kate – who wore a new red dress from LK Bennett – said that “as a parent and as a mother, having that feeling that there is somebody there that is non-judgemental, that can provide the professional support, and that can really provide helping hand at a really difficult time.”
The visit was part of the Heads Together campaign launched earlier this year in conjunction with The Royal Foundation.Filed under The United Kingdom
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