Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Mindkit Youth Wellbeing Project on World Mental Health Day

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, will be visiting volunteers from London Boroughs of Lewisham, Harrow, Hackney, Richmond and Bromley, at an event to be held at Harrow College on Saturday 10th October 2015 for World Mental Health Day.

The Duke and Duchess will visit the Mindkit Youth Wellbeing Project as trained volunteers, with personal experience of mental health problems and recovery, deliver a wellbeing session to 14-25 year olds. The session introduces young people to Mindful Living and the Five Ways to Wellbeing as ways of looking after their own mental and emotional health amongst the pressures of modern day life.

The Mindkit Youth Wellbeing Project delivers free sessions introducing 14-25 year olds to wellbeing and mindful living in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Hackney, Harrow, Lewisham and Richmond through activities and discussion.

Young people also benefit from further information about mental health and wellbeing services relevant to them in their local areas and a free 12 month subscription to a mindfulness meditation app.

Natasha Cock, Mindkit Project Manager, said, “It is great that the Duke and Duchess are so committed to raising awareness about the mental health challenges faced by young people and the importance of supporting them to become more resilient”.

The event will also be attended by the CEO of Mind, Paul Farmer, and Director of Time to Change mental health anti-stigma campaign, Susan Baker.

Free Mindkit wellbeing and mindful living sessions are available to schools, colleges, university and youth groups and charities in the London boroughs of Bromley, Hackney, Harrow, Lewisham and Richmond. For more information or to book a session, please visit the Mindkit website.