The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge highlighted the importance of talking about mental health as they warned that more still needs to be done to remove the stigma that surrounds it. William and Kate recorded a message of support to mark the end of the Time to Change campaign, which is closing down after 15 years as its government funding has ended. Time To Change posted the video on Twitter, with the caption: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a message thanking everyone who has been part of Time to Change’s campaign to end mental health stigma.”
Kate, who sat next to her husband in her video, said it was important to prioritise mental health as much as physical health.
She said: “The work isn’t done yet, and we cannot afford to stop here.
“It’s so important that we value our mental health just as much as we value our physical health.”
William added: “We need to keep talking, keep taking action and continue to stand up to the stigma.”
The Duke also said that mental health had moved into the mainstream of daily life and he thanked those who had taken part in the Time to Change initiative.
He said: “We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has shared their experiences and taken action through Time to Change, helping to challenge the stigma which surrounds mental health.”
Kate added: “Movements like Time to Change have helped to transform attitudes and encouraged more openness about mental health in schools, communities and the workplace.”
William and Kate have…