HRH The Duchess of Cambridge supports UK's 1st 'Children's Mental Health Week'
Place2Be, a UK Children's mental health support charity whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, has launched the UK's first Children's Mental Health Week'.
The campaign will run from 16-22 February and aims to encourage all parents and carers to talk openly with their children about their feelings and get help in order to make sure that small problems, now, don't turn into more serious issues for adults.
According to the charity, 3 children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental health problem and depression and anxiety amongst teenagers have increased by 75% in the past 25 years.
The Duchess spoke about children’s mental health in a video recording supporting the campaign, she says:
"We need to help young people and their parents understand that it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help. A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No-one would feel embarrassed about asking for help for a child if they broke their arm. We really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.”
To see how you can show your support and get involved visit the Place2Be website.