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Kate Middleton Pledges To Help Children With Mental Health Issues

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Kate Middleton, the 33-year-old Duchess, spoke out in favor of early intervention to aid in the mental health of children.

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.

"We 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.

"No one 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.

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