Duchess of Cambridge supports mothers during the pandemic
On 23 September, the Duchess of Cambridge met mothers with “lockdown babies” as they have come to be known as, at Battersea Park in London as part of a support group run by the National Childbirth Trust.
Earlier in the day Kate met with eight organisations and the families they support on video call to discuss how the organisations have helped parents with young children during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kate chatted to single mothers at Battersea Park who stated that they have been helped by Home Start, an organisation that helps parents in peer groups. It has been revealed that two thirds of mothers find it difficult to talk about their mental health and help they need during the pandemic.
Home Start trains volunteers to visit young families and offer their support and advice from experts, and there are over 200 local Home Start bases in the UK. Volunteers spend a couple of hours a week at home with the family, and help them with a range of issues such as mental health and bereavement.
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The Duchess of Cambridge spent today hearing about the importance of parent-powered support programmes.
Following a videocall with experts in the field this morning, The Duchess heard from parents and peer supporters directly about their experiences of parent-to-parent support. pic.twitter.com/YaO2j4c7n8
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 22, 2020
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