The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton shared a personal video to her Instagram this week.
Her message marked the start of patronage Place2Be’s annual Children’s Mental Health Week. This year, the theme of the week is “Express Yourself,” which is focussing on the different ways children and adults can express their feelings.
“This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself – about finding creative ways in which to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings. 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,” the royal mom shared.
“And while this is Children’s Mental Health Week there has never been a more important time to talk about parental wellbeing and mental health too. Last year you told me just how important this was that many of us find it hard to prioritize,” she added.
As her message came to a close, the Duchess emphasized that focussing on mental health is even more important this year. “This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too,” she said. “Find those ways in which to share your thoughts and your feelings or find someone to talk to because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care.”
Check out Kate’s full message below:
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