Catherine’s focus on children’s mental health has increased since her maternity leave came to an end last year, as the 34-year-old Royal has been very hands-on with this cause.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George’s mother is a Royal Patron of several charities, including Place2Be and The Art Room, a charity that uses art as therapy for children to enhance their self-confidence, that focus on dealing with the early stages of mental health problems.
The Duchess, née Kate Middleton, undertook several engagements in Scotland last week in order to raise awareness around these issues.
Prince William’s wife paid a visit to St. Catherine’s Primary School in Edinburgh where she talked with teachers about the work carried out by the charity Place2Be in schools.
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The president of the charity Place2Be, Benita Refson, talked with People about Duchess Kate’s involvement in this cause of supporting children’s mental health.
“As a patron, she is really engaged in all her charities,” Refson told the magazine. “And her enthusiasm for the work for the organizations where she is a patron comes out in these visits and really having a knowledge base about what she’s supporting.”
“The Duchess is totally engaged and really informed and the head teachers were absolutely impressed by the level of engagement and the questioning and the level of interest in the whole topic and the work of Place2Be. That knowledge is growing but is also based on a genuine, genuine interest,” the president of the charity added.
For more about Duchess of Cambridge’s involvement in the children’s mental health cause visit People.