Kensington Palace has posted a sweet video of the Duchess of Cambridge, to go alongside a message she wrote in support of Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week.
The short video is made up of clips of Kate carrying out her royal duties with children, including footage from when Kate made dens with Scouts at Gilwell Park in Essex last March, as well as when she and her husband Prince William tried kayaking while they were on a trip to Northern Ireland last February. The sweet video was posted on the official Instagram account @KensingtonRoyal.
In the video, we can also see all three of Kate’s children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis when they played around in their mothers ‘Back to Nature’ garden at the Chelsea Flower Show last summer. In-between each clip the words ‘Find Your Brave flashed, which is the theme of 2020’s Children’s Mental Health Week.
On Monday, the Duchess released a message in which she encouraged young people to open up about their mental health. Kate, who is royal patron of Place2Be, wrote: “For many children today, the world can feel a scary and daunting place. While we might not always feel brave inside, even the smallest act – such as sharing a worry or asking for help – can be incredibly courageous.”
The mum-of-three’s statement continued: “Helping children to feel confident about seeking support can have a transformational impact on their lives. Being able to try new things and push ourselves outside of our comfort zone are important skills that can build children’s resilience and self-esteem.
“Learning these skills early in life can give children tools to cope with future challenges they may face in adulthood. Our long-term ambition is to bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. I’d love schools and families across the country to take part in the week to help children and young people to ‘find their brave’.”
Kate has been the patron of Place2Be since 2013 and was there when they opened their London headquarters in 2018. She was the one who helped them launch the first-ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 and has been supporting the campaign each year.