Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton are expected to attend an event hosted by mental health charity Mind at London's Harrow College on 10 October. The event, which a collaboration between Mind and World Mental Health Day, will have the royal couple meeting with young people who have experienced mental health problems and are not Mind volunteers.
According to Hello! Magazine, the royal couple will learn about the Mindset project, which educations young people across London about emotional health and resilience.
William and Kate will also be introduced to the anti-stigma campaign called Time to Change. The new campaign targets the stigma of speaking about mental health issues. "We are delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joining Mind to celebrate this year's World Mental Health Day," said Mind CEO Paul Farmer.
Farmer continued: "Their support will shine a spotlight on mental health and we hope it will spark conversations in households across the country, amplifying the vital message that it's time to talk about mental health. We hope it will encourage people to think about the little things we can all do to make a difference to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
"The Duke and Duchess are committed to raising awareness about mental health problems faced by young people and we are grateful that they have chosen to champion Mind's work. We hope it will inspire a new generation of young people to not be afraid or ashamed to talk about mental health problems," the charity executive said.
Earlier this year, Kate recorded a video message in support of Children's Mental Health Week, Hello! reported. "The challenges facing children in the UK today can often feel overwhelming," the mother of two said. "Both William and I have seen that many young people are struggling to cope with the impact of bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown and more. Without support, the effects of these challenges can be traumatic."
The princess continued, "The stigma around mental health means that many children do not get the help they so badly need. This needs to change."