The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue to focus global attention on mental health


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Posted on 13/11/2015

We are thrilled to announce that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Mind services in Wales on Friday 20 November.

Their Royal Highnesses marked World Mental Health Day with a visit to Mind in Harrow this October and now show their continued commitment to raising awareness about mental health problems. The day will include an opportunity for the Duke and Duchess to meet young people involved in art projects run by Ynys Môn and Gwynedd Mind, and men from the Vale of Clwyd Mind Men's Shed project in Denbigh.

Sara Moseley, Director, Mind Cymru, said:

“It’s an honour to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Mind’s projects in Wales, reinforcing our shared commitment to ensuring everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve. The Duke and Duchess have repeatedly focussed global attention on mental wellbeing in recent months, echoing Mind’s ongoing determination to end the stigma that surrounds mental health problems. For their dedication to our vital cause, we are incredibly grateful.

“The Duke and Duchess will meet students from Coleg Menai Bangor and Parc Menai campuses at Ynys Môn and Gwynedd Mind. The students have used art as an expression of their mental health experiences and as a way of raising public awareness about some of the issues they feel specifically affect young people today.

“As part of the day their Royal Highnesses will also visit Clwyd Mind’s Men’s Shed project in Denbigh and experience the Peace Garden and allotment patches created by the group of 30-93 year old men. The Duke and Duchess will meet those who have directly benefited from the safe and supportive environment created at the project and will learn about the crucial role Men’s Shed plays in maintaining the mental wellbeing of a potentially vulnerable group.

“We are incredibly proud to share the fantastic achievements of Mind’s service users with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In celebrating these personal stories of recovery together, we can raise public awareness of mental health problems and empower more people to ask for help when they need it.” 

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