The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have long been highlighting the importance of mental health and both have taken part in mental health campaigns in the past.
Most recently Kate Middleton was featured as a keynote speaker on Tuesday’s “Action on Addiction Campaign”, hosted by the Forward Trust at the BAFTA headquarters in London, an organization of which she is a patron.
Of course, this mindset extends into their own family structure as well. In a recent Instagram post, the Duchess of Cambridge shared that sentiment, saying that she and the Duke of Cambridge would also encourage their children Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, six, to seek help from a professional in the event that they would need it.
“William and I feel very strongly that we wouldn’t hesitate to get expert support for George and Charlotte if they need it,” the Duchess wrote in a statement on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account.
This comes after Kate made a surprise outing at the beginning of this month at University College London, attending a meeting on early years development in children.
Emphasizing the importance of mental health she said: “One in three adults still say they would be embarrassed to seek help for their child’s mental health. No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child developed a fever, yet some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask. It doesn’t need to be like this.
“The mental health of our children must be seen as every bit as important as their physical health. For too long we have been embarrassed to admit when our children need emotional or psychiatric help, worried that the stigma associated with these problems would be detrimental to their futures.”
And Kate certainly isn’t wrong, thanks to a multitude of factors, the Children’s Society says that up to 75% of young people with mental health problems aren’t getting the help they need.