Kate Middleton’s fight to combat stigma around children’s mental health: more details relevead!


During the event, which was held on Saturday, October 10, and hosted by mental health charity Mind, the Duchess of Cambridge talked with a young girl, Emma Peacock, 19, who had been incorrectly diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 8.

Peacock, who is actually bipolar, told the royal mother-of-two, 33, that her friends didn’t understand her condition and “stigmatized it” and “excluded” her.

According to People, Duchess Kate asked her, “Did you find it hard to tell your mother about it, not wanting to worry your mother? I always find you never want to worry your family about anything.”

“I was so scared my family would worry, you always want to protect your family, so I found it really hard,” the youngster replied.

Kensington Palace shared several photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from their meeting with the youngster charity volunteers.

Claudia Denington, a MIND volunteer, shared some impressions about the royal couple with People, saying that Kate and William were “really down-to-earth,” and “genuinely wanted to hear” about their experiences.

Denington added: “Will said, ‘Actually you guys are the real heroes and it’s you that we want to hear from, it’s not about us.’ ”

Catherine is also involved in this area as a patron of children’s mental health charity Place2Be, which counsels children in schools.