The royal couple will meet with youths who have struggled with mental health issues
New month, new Princess Kate date.
Kate and Prince William have announced the next step on their mission to highlight mental health issues.
Work to build awareness and understanding of mental health problems is a major priority for both The Duke and Duchess, Kensington Palace says in a statement.
Kate and William will meet young people who have battled through their own mental health problems to now volunteer with the charity, as well as those involved in the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, led by Mind and another charity, Rethink Mental Illness.
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Kate stepped out last month for her first solo royal engagement after Princess Charlotte’s birth at the Anna Freud Centre, a child mental health charity located in London. And William recently took part in an anti-bullying workshop run by the Diana Awards charity in his late mother’s name.
Whether working individually or together, there is a reoccurring topic in their charitable efforts. “The common theme is de-stigmatization,” a royal source told PEOPLE, adding: “They both want to raise the profile of these tough social issues, especially for young children – helping those who don’t feel they can speak up and make them realize that they can.”
A few days after their joint visit, William is also set to attend Child Bereavement UK’s anniversary dinner.
It’s a charity close to William’s heart, and one that he has been supporting since 2009. “Bereavement is not a topic that many people talk about, but he’s been involved for many years,” explains the royal source. “He wants to show that there is support and it shouldn’t be unspoken of.”
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