Prince William and Kate Middleton Discuss Mental Health Amid COVID-19

Brenda Watkins
March 29, 2020

Prince William and Kate said: "The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone".

On Saturday the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge revealed they have launched a £5million scheme with the charity Mind to support the nation's mental health at a time of high anxiety during the coronavirus lockdown.

This isn't the first time Kate and Prince William have encouraged people to prioritize their well-being.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given their support to a campaign to protect people's mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

In a new Instagram post, the royal couple commended the work of Public Health England, as it updated its Every Mind Matters platform with advice for managing mental health during quarantine.

It comes as mental health minister Nadine Dorries, who has herself been diagnosed with coronavirus, announced an additional £5m funding to leading mental health charities. The guidelines also include advice and support for those already living with mental illness and directs them towards accessing professional help.

"For those who already suffer with anxiety or other mental health issues this may present new and hard challenges", the BBC quoted the Minister as saying.

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He also said that NHS mental health providers are setting up 24/7 help lines.

They advise individuals to adhere to assistance from Public Health England by utilizing video clip contacts us to stay connected with family members and good friends, staying with normal regimens, and concentrating on preferred pastimes or discovering something brand-new.

Mental Health charity Mind is just a charity preparing to adapt and expand its services.

Persons across Ireland and the United kingdom clapped and cheered for health care personnel at 8pm on Thursday night time.

They are reaching out to vulnerable groups including older adults and people with underlying health conditions, and also anyone experiencing unstable employment and housing conditions.

William became the first royal to speak out about coronavirus - which his father Prince Charles, 71, has contracted mild symptoms of of - when he said he was pleased to have set up the National Emergencies Trust past year, as it can now help deal with the pandemic.

He added, "Whether or not we have a mental health problem, we will all need extra help to cope with the consequences of this unprecedented set of circumstances".

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