Kate Tackles Childhood Depression in a Rare Video Message

Daily Mail/PA
 

In her second video message she has recorded since joining the royal family in April 2011 (her first was for her hospice charity in April 2013), Kate has made it her mission to break down the “stigma” surrounding children’s mental health.

Place2Be FB Page
 

Organized by the charity Place2Be, of which she is a Royal Patron, the Duchess has agreed to be the face of the first Children’s Mental Health Week.

Daily Mail/PA
 

She believes the “overwhelming” challenges faced by children today leave some “struggling to cope”, leading to depression, anxiety, self-harm and addiction.

Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School
 

Apparently, this video message was recorded last week (Tuesday, February 10, 2015) whilst the Duchess paid a private visit to the pupils and staff at Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in Beckenham.

John Lewis
 
John Lewis
 

Kate is wearing a versatile aquifer (shades of blue) £250 Silk Tile Print Shirt Dress by Jaeger. The dress belts around the waist, giving a glimpse of Kate’s bump, and has a subtle collar and a pattern inspired by architecture in Florence and the Portuguese city of Porto. As of this writing, the dress is available at Jaeger and in sizes 10 – 20 at John Lewis.

Kiki McDonough
 
Cartier
 

Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her green amethyst oval earrings by Kiki McDonough and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

Side Note:

John Lewis
 
John Lewis
 

If blue is not your color, the Silk Tile Print Shirt Dress by Jaeger is also available in ‘Paprika.’


 

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