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The Duchess of Cambridge announced a new patronage today (6 May) with a maternal mental health organisation.
The Duchess shared a video on her official Instagram account in which she explains to camera the reasons why she is “extremely proud” to become a patron of Maternal Mental Health Alliance.
In a caption, Kate said, “We all know that pregnancy, childbirth and the first months and years of a child’s life can be hugely demanding” and that organisations and serves have been working to “transform attitudes, raise awareness and ensure that services are available to parents and babies.”
She went onto to say that much of that work had been led by the Maternal Mental Health Alliance, which she described as “a fantastic organisation of which I am extremely proud to become patron today.”
The timing of her announcement is poignant, as this week (2 to 8 May) is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week.
Speaking in the video, Kate said, “the past couple of years have reminded us how much we need each other and how vital our relationships are to our long-term health and happiness. This starts in the very earliest years of our lives.”
Last year, the Duchess announced a project very close to her heart which she had been working on in the background for almost a decade.
In June 2021, Kate revealed a “landmark report” called Big Change Starts Small which aimed to be the first step in “aiming to change the way people think about early childhood.”
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