The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked World Mental Health Day by meeting young people who have battled the issue

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked World Mental Health Day by meeting young people who have battled the issue

They visited Harrow College in north west London to speak with volunteers at the charity Mind, and the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, after having dealt with their own mental health problems.

Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London

It coincides with World Mental Health Day today – a day when awareness is raised around the world about the issue.

William and Kate have carried out engagements in recent weeks which have shone a light on the causes and consequences of mental health problems.

Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London

The Duke took part in an anti-bullying workshop run by the Diana Award charity, while the Duchess visited the Anna Freud Centre, a leading organisation working in the field of children and young people with mental health issues.

Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London

Mental health charity Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Every year, Mind in Harrow helps over 7,000 local people with assistance from over 100 volunteers.

Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London

Paul Farmer, the charity’s chief executive officer, said about the Duke and Duchess: ‘Their support will shine a spotlight on mental health and we hope it will spark conversations in households across the country, amplifying the vital message that it’s time to talk about mental health.

Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London

‘We hope it will encourage people to think about the little things we can all do to make a difference to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.’

Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London
Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London

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