The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced a new mental health program to help frontline workers during this difficult time.
The program is a combined effort from a group of charities to provide one-on-one support and online help to assist frontline workers. The program, which is called “Our Frontline,” will act as a resource for support and relief for those dealing firsthand with the ongoing global health concerns.
“The Duke and Duchess have been hearing from representatives of mental health organizations and talking with frontline workers and hospital staff about what they need and are committed to do what they can to support the mental health charities,” a royal source shared with PEOPLE. “Both of them have been instrumental in convening the sector and helping bring partners together.”
On Wednesday, William and Kate plan to hold a video chat with leaders in the mental health community to discuss the new program. Ahead of the meeting, William also released a statement discussing the motivation behind the program. “Over the past few weeks, millions of frontline workers across the U.K. have put their physical and mental health on the line to protect us all,” William said in a statement.
“Every day they confront traumatic situations at the same time as having to contend with their own worries about the risks to themselves and their families.”
“That takes a real toll, and as I’ve seen for myself through my work with the Air Ambulance, without the right support at the right time the challenges they face will only be greater. Catherine and I, together with The Royal Foundation, will do all we can to support Our Frontline. This work will be our top priority for the months ahead,” he shared.
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