The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue to be advocates for children's mental health with a mission to end the stigma surrounding the need to seek help.
While visiting YoungMinds, a hotline call center dedicated to helping parents, in London on Thursday, Kate Middleton and Prince William admitted they face a lot of the same worries that all parents face.
“We’re parents ourselves. I’m sure we’ll face worries. We do face worries because we’ve got small, young children,” the mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte said. “But if those worries escalate, having that feeling that there’s somebody there that’s non-judgmental that can provide the professional support and that can really provide a helping hand at a difficult time, I think, is really impressive.”
They are hoping to encourage other parents to reach out for help if they have any concerns.
“What we’ve taken away, I suppose, is just how normal it is,” the princess mused about the fact that many parents feel the need to ask for advice and resources.
Her husband echoed her sentiments.
“It’s totally fine to talk about it, to seek help, and speak out,” Prince William added. “Because we’re not all superheroes and there’s a lot of pressure on parents. Most of it is self-made, from parents themselves, where you feel you have to handle everything. You have to show strength and resilience to everything. But there are sometimes when it all gets to be too much and you need to reach out and that’s totally fine.”