WATCH: Kate Middleton Talks About Mental Health Awareness for Children

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, made a rare video appearance to support the UK’s first Children’s Mental Health Week (16-22 February 2015) talking about mental health awareness for children.

I think it’s great to see someone high profile like this supporting a campaign to encourage everyone to discuss mental health openly and also how children can be supported if they are experiencing difficulty with emotional issues.

For several years the Duchess has been working with the charity Place2Be, which offers mental health and emotional support services for school children.

The Duchess of Cambridge said: “The stigma around mental health means that many children do not get the help that they so badly need. This needs to change.

It’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke an arm. And we should really be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.”

For more information about the campaign, visit:

You might find A Parent’s Guide to Self Esteem for Children useful

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