Kate sponsors organizations that work to support mothers’ mental health
The Duchess of Cambridge says no mother is “immune to feelings of anxiety and depression” because she is the sponsor of an “extraordinary organization” that supports women’s mental health.
Kate said it was important to give “the right support at the right time” to those who were “struggling” and called on society to play its part, saying that everyone needed to help “parents and caregivers and those who are raising children today”. .
Her remarks were made in a video message recorded to mark her new role as a patron of the Maternal Mental Health Coalition (MMHA) announced during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, which ended on Sunday.
MMHA is a UK-wide charity and network of more than 100 organizations working to ensure access to high-quality comprehensive care and support for women and families with prenatal mental health problems.
The Duchess said in her video that the message of the week was “the power and importance of connection” and how the past two years have reminded everyone of the role of long-term health and happy relationships, especially at the beginning of life. For children
He added: “But we all know that pregnancy, childbirth and the first months and years of a child’s life can be extremely demanding. Parents often feel lonely and overwhelmed during these first years.
“Nearly 20% of women in the UK have been diagnosed with mental illness during childbirth. Sadly, we also know that many more are suffering silently. No one is immune to anxiety and depression at this time.
“Therefore, it is very important that those who are struggling are given the right support at the right time, so that they can share these feelings without fear of trial and access the information, care and support they need. Recover.”