Being a member of the royal family meant having a voice that could potentially create a difference, an avenue to champion for the right things, and an opportunity to encourage other people.
It’s no wonder how they must have felt deprived of privacy because of the numerous paparazzi all over their faces all the time, but more importantly, they have a better chance of starting a ripple effect. Recently, Kate Middleton showed just how much she can use her status to help the youth battling mental health issues.
Mental Health Problems among the Youth
There’s a stigma around mental health problems alone, but more so with the youth facing the issue. We hate to break it to you but it is a real, pressing issue that should not be dismissed as something illegitimate because data would prove them otherwise.
The Duchess of Cambridge has long been known to champion such advocacy and on May 1, she stepped out in a green dress designed by Emilia Wickstead and beige heels and accessorized with a Mulberry clutch bag and Kiki McDonough earrings.
The mom of three wasn’t heading out to a party, rather she was opening the Kantor Centre of Excellence, the new facility at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), which Kate has been a staunch supporter of in the past years. There, Kate gave a heartfelt speech and unveiled a plaque to officially open the center, and later on, she spent some private time with the kids.
A Big Help
Peter Fonagy, head of the AFNCCF, previously underlined how Kate was serious about finding a solution to the growing concern within the families. As for the newly opened center, he said that the 37-year-old royal was there every step of the way and was actually satisfied and relieved that everything came to fruition.
The institution hosts experts in mental health, neuroscience, social care, child development, education, and research together with the youth and their families, the charity explained.
Kate has greatly helped in helming the new facility, including the fundraising event that aided in finishing the project.
The Duchess’ passion for helping families and the children facing the challenge is also evident in the way she tries to make the kids battling mental health problems uplifted. As a person who is undergoing the struggle, it surely would make a difference if you see someone as powerful talk about you or in behalf of you, which, according to Peter, makes sufferers feel at least two inches taller.
Touching the Lives of Other People
The fashion icon has not only touched the lives of those with mental health issues, but she somehow became a gift to those working to make the goal met. One of those Kate inspired is Amy Mary Rose Herring who has been working at the AFNCCF.
At 22, she is passionate about making the voice of the youth heard and as a person who suffered from anxiety and depression herself, she is keen on improving the lives of the youth with mental health issues along with their families.