The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House in London on November 22nd. She met with families and delivered a speech. The Duchess has been Patron of Place2Be since 2013, reflecting her interest in reducing the stigma around mental health. Earlier in the day, she attended a tea party at the National History museum, another Place2Be event.
The Duchess of Cambridge talked to inspiring young people who are involved with the charity upon her arrival at the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Mansion House. The Awards celebrate the inspiring ambassadors of positive mental health, and Place2Be is part of the Heads Together Campaign to end stigma around Mental health.
The Duchess presented some of the awards and gave a speech, saying;
Tonight, we are celebrating the truly remarkable work taking place across Place2Be schools in support of children’s mental health. Without many of the inspiring people gathered here, countless children would not receive such transformational support in their schools. It is because of so many of you, that in their time of need, children have the help that will get them through tough times in their lives.I have been privileged over recent years to visit schools & meet the teachers, volunteers, and parents who make Place2Be work a reality. Together, you ensure all of your students know they have somewhere to turn, someone who will listen, or simply a safe place to escape. Our young Champion finalists here tonight are extraordinary. You have not only faced challenges but had the resilience to overcome them. You have also, in your willingness to have open conversations, become young mental health pioneers.“
The Duchess of Cambridge wore the black version of the Preen Finella Dress she wore at the reception at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. She also wore the Queen’s Diamond Pendant Earrings.
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