Kate and William share an important mental health message

Alice Howarth
·2-min read
Photo credit: Twitter/Time to Change
Photo credit: Twitter/Time to Change

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appeared in a new video to talk about mental health and stress the importance of prioritising it.

Published on the mental health campaign, Time to Change’s Twitter feed, the couple recorded a personal message of thanks for the work it has done in tackling the stigma around mental health.

"We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has shared their experiences, and taken action through Time to Change, helping to challenge the stigma which surrounds mental health," opened William.

"Movements like Time to Change have helped to transform attitudes and encourage more openness about mental health in schools, communities and the workplace," Kate said.

The duke continued, "Over the past 15 years, Time to Change champions have inspired and supported thousands of people across the country, and mental health has now, at last, moved into the mainstream as part of our daily lives."

"However, the work isn't done yet," urged Kate. "And we cannot afford to stop here."

Prince William continued, "We need to keep talking, keep taking action and continue to stand up to the stigma."

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Kate added, "It's so important that we value our mental health just as much as we value our physical health."

"To everyone who has been a part of Time to Change, thank you," William concluded, with the duke and duchess both saying "thank you" in unison.

The video has been released ahead of Time to Change’s closure in England on the 31st of March when its funding ends. Since launching in 2007, Time for Change has achieved great things with 5.4 million people reported to have improved attitudes towards those living with mental health problems and public knowledge around mental health increased by 10%.

You can find out more about the campaign here.

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