Kate Middleton, the 33-year-old
Duchess, spoke out in favor of early intervention to aid in the mental health
According to EXPRESS, during a
rowsing speech in London at the Place2be
Headteacher Conference, Middleton recalled a very lucky childhood
but reminded teachers that even those who are raised in happy homes can suffer
from emotional issues.
"Since beginning my work in
areas like addiction, for example, I have seen time and time again that the
roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in
unresolved childhood challenges."
Place2Be offers counseling and
support services in schools across Britain. Schools who partner
with Place2Be pay a subscription in exchange for the visit of a trained counselor
made available to children in need.
need to help young people and their parents understand that it's not a sign of
weakness to ask for help, Middleton said during her speech." A child's
mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the
same quality of support."
The conference - entitled My Head is Too Full – brought together leaders from Place2Be partner schools in England, Scotland and Wales to
create a strategy to build children's emotional resilience in hopes of helping them
to achieve their full potential.
would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm
and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional
difficulties," she concluded.