For so many years now, hundreds of mental health organizations all over the world come together to spread awareness on Children’s Mental Health Week in the month of February.
Many people are wondering why exactly it is so significant to make sure that a child’s mental state is in a good shape. Well, according to the National Association of School Psychologists, children could have a problem with their mental state as well, it is not just for adults.
Children may have a hard time dealing with school stuff and feeling the pressure, or even at home with parents and siblings. Most kids do not exactly share what they are feeling which would make it difficult for their guardians to know that there is something wrong.
Depression, being overwhelmed with academics, and social difficulties, are just some of the most common things children have to deal with. This is why organizations try so hard to educate parents as well as teachers when it comes to identifying the signs of a child having a mental problem.
In 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middle herself, led a new campaign that aims to help children be themselves and find their inner confidence. Continue reading to find out more.
Duchess of Cambridge’s New Mental Health Campaign
Being part of the royal family simply means that you already have the power to try and make the world a better place, which is exactly what Great Britain’s Duchess Kate is trying to do. She launched a campaign that aims to help children boost their confidence by being comfortable in their own skin.
This mental health campaign was announced when the Duchess herself recorded a video message for parents and teachers to help build the children’s confidence by giving them emotional encouragement so that the children could reach their full potential.
This would also help them do what they love, and enhance their talents without feeling shy, pressured, or scared that it might not be the right thing to do. This specially-recorded video message by the Duchess was aimed directly at the problem wherein children nowadays are having a hard time boosting their self-esteem, especially with the rise of social media.
Together with the charity Place2Be, she keeps promoting this campaign for Children’s Mental Health Week yearly.
The Duchess of Cambridge even explained in the video, how childhood is one of the most important stages in a person’s life. It is the stage where a person would mold him or herself into who he or she would become as an adult, which is why it is very significant to be able to feel confident at such an early age.
This is not the very first time that the Duchess is campaigning for the youth. In fact, she has managed to do a lot of charitable work for children’s mental health along with her husband, Prince William, and her brother-in-law, Prince Harry.
They all have worked together in the Heads Together campaign where the Duchess even mentioned how she is very committed to helping children since it is a person’s most vulnerable years.
Being Confident and Comfortable
The Place2Be campaign that is led by Duchess Kate is called Being Ourselves. With this campaign, children from different schools are encouraged to not be afraid to be who they want to be and to do what they want to do despite what they see on social media and despite what other people would say. This is to be able to help them boost their self-esteem and to help them become positive images of themselves and not try to become someone else.
The Duchess filmed this recorded video message when she visited the Reach Academy Feltham, where she talked to some of the children studying there and, of course, to the teachers and the parents.
Children need guidance at all times and that includes lots of encouragement and positivity so they could reach their full potential as a person and as a member of society.