Caring Kate tackles childhood depression: Duchess records rare video message urging ‘early action’ for kids struggling with mental health issues

The Duchess of Cambridge has delivered a rare video address to highlight the importance of children’s problems to prevent them getting worse in later life.

In the message, recorded to support the UK’s first Children’s Mental Health Week, Kate, 33, says that she and her husband the Duke of Cambridge have seen how many children struggle to cope with bullying, bereavement, family breakdown and other issues, which can lead to depression, anxiety, addiction and self-harm.

The mother-of-one said the stigma around mental health means that many children do not get the help they so badly need, and this needs to change.

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