After a long four months at home with her two small children, the Duchess of Cambridge is set to resume her public duties on September 17. Kensington Palace announced on their Twitter that Kate will be visiting the Anna Freud Centre next Thursday.
“The Anna Freud Centre’s vision is a world in which children and their families are supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life.
The Centre cares for young minds in three main ways:
-Developing and providing innovative treatments for mental health problems
-Carrying out cutting-edge research and evaluation
-Offering world-class teaching and training courses
You can find out more about the Anna Freud Centre at www.annafreud.org“
Here is a look at the Anna Freud Centre:
The Duchess has made mental health awareness one of her prime initiatives as a royal. She has spoken out on the topic several times. In March, she gave a quote to the Times to mark their “Time to Mind Children’s Mental Health Campaign.” Here is the quote:
“I have been heartened to see that so much progress has been made in ending the taboo of adults openly treating mental wellbeing as the health issue it is.
“I believe that our generation of parents, carers, teachers, and health workers now have the chance to give the mental health of our children the focus it requires.
“I feel strongly that young people and parents need to know that they can ask for help. Just as with physical health, we need to act early to provide support when a child is faced with emotional difficulties.
“This is a discussion that William and I hope to play a part in during the months and years to come. We welcome all work to highlight this important issue for the benefit of all our young people.”
She also recorded a video for Place2Be, a children’s counseling charity to which she is a patron, in February. The video helped kick off the UK’s first Children’s Mental Health Week.
This is the first “official” engagement we will see Kate carry out since the birth of Princess Charlotte! It is good to have her back in the public eye!
I will keep you updated on more events that she will be doing in the upcoming weeks! 🙂