Duchess of Cambridge sends message for Children's Mental Health Week

The Duchess of Cambridge recorded a video outdoors

The Duchess of Cambridge recorded a video outdoors near her Norfolk home discussing parents’ mental health

With 17% of parents saying that since COVID, their child's mental health is the worst it has ever been, school leaders in our region agree that shining a light on their mental health has never been so important.

Kate Middleton posted a rare selfie on the Kensington Royal Instagram.

She said: "This year's Children's Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself".

Dressed for the elements in a black puffa jacket and black beanie hat, the Duchess of Sussex shared an inspiring message ahead of Place2Be's annual Children's Mental Health Week.

There are lots of resources on the Place2Be website, including simple ways parents and carers can encourage their child to express themselves through baking, drawing, dancing or whatever has helped them get through the past year.

"So whether that's through photography, through art, through drama, through music or poetry, it's finding those things that makes you feel good about yourself".

Amelia Oldroyd, Cheshire East Member of Youth Parliament, said: "As someone who struggled with mental health issues during high school, I know how important it is to stop the stigma, and create an open culture in schools where we can talk about these issues and make people aware that support is available for those that need it".

"We all have mental health and we need to nurture it, particularly during these challenging times". So, please look after yourself too.

Tomorrow is the start of Children's Mental Health Week - an opportunity to remind ourselves not just how important our own children's mental health is but also parental wellbeing too.

'We really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care'.

During February half-term that year, Kate was even spotted swimming with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at a luxury hotel complex in Norfolk and even organised races for the young royals during their visit. "It's great to see the duchess in a more casual setting".

She and the other parents on the call all chose words to describe their quarantine experience.

As she graded her performance as a teacher, the Duchess of Sussex went as far as rating herself "minus five" out of 10.

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