The Duchess of Cambridge has collaborated with children’s charity Place2Be, of which she’s Royal patron, to launch a new mental health campaign, #BeingOurselves, coinciding with Children’s Mental Health Week this week.
Place2Be is a national charity providing emotional support to children in schools. They’ve grown from 5 schools in London to 282 schools nationwide.
In a specially recorded video message, Kate encourages young people to be ‘comfortable in their own skin’, amid fears young people are suffering from low self-esteem due to pressures from social media.
Children’s Mental Health week runs from 5th February to the 11th February 2018.
The website set up especially for children’s mental health week says :
This Children’s Mental Health Week, we’re encouraging children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s all about #BeingOurselves!
When we have a positive view of ourselves it can help us to cope with life’s challenges, and recognising the different qualities of others can allow us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing.
Mental Health is such an important thing for all ages, and we are so thankful for campaigns like Place2be have created and for people like the Duchess of Cambridge who use their platform to raise awareness of mental health and just how vital it is that we talk about it.
You can find out more about Place2Be and the #BeingOurselves campaign on their website and socials.