The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined forces with a host of sports, music and TV stars to mark Mental Health Awareness Week and recorded a special Radio Message for Heads Together‘s Mental Health Minute. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020.
The Royal couple was joined by English footballer Harry Kane, singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, actor David Tennant and boxer Anthony Joshua as well as inspiring mental health advocates, ambassadors, and volunteers from charity partners Shout UK and Every Mind Matters, who all came together to voice this important message. The minute-long message is produced by Radiocentre and Heads Together. It was broadcast simultaneously across every radio station in the UK on Monday 18 May at 10:59 am. The Mental Health Minute was played to over 20 million people across every radio station in the UK.
This year due to the worldwide pandemic caused by COVID19, the focus was on how people can support each other during the crisis. The theme of this year’s message is, ” whoever you are and whatever you’re going through, we’re all connected and you are not alone.”
During a minute-long broadcast, The Duchess of Cambridge said,
“If you’re struggling, it’s important to talk about it. Or if someone you know is acting differently, it’s OK to ask how they are. Use this moment to send a message.”
William said, “We’re all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you’re feeling can make a big difference. So right now, let’s join together across the UK and reach out to someone.“
During Mental Health Awareness Week, Heads Together will champion the work of its eight charity partners, who have decades of experience in tackling the stigma around mental health in the UK – including The Anna Freud Centre, Best Beginnings, CALM, Contact, Mind, Place2Be, The Mix and Young Minds.
For the special message, the Duchess of Cambridge was wearing a Beulah London Calla Rose Red Dress.
The £550 dress is described as, “The Calla Rose Red Floral Shirt Dress evokes a classic mood. It’s crafted from silk crepe de chine and trimmed with a contrasting white cotton broderie lace collar and cuffed balloon sleeves. Note the concealed placket – a contemporary touch – and an A-line skirt. Team with ballet flats for an effortless display.”
The dress is also available in cornflower tone.
In other news, The Queen, Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, has sent the gardening charity a message on the first day of the virtual Chelsea Flower Show. RHS Chelsea Flower Show is an important part of the Royal social calendar. You all might remember Duchess designed a beautiful ‘Back to Nature Garden’ for the show last year.