The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked people to talk about their mental health on a radio broadcast this morning.
As part of a minute of message, Kate Middleton, 38, told listeners that it was okay to ask how a loved one was doing, while Prince William asked people to contact someone who may need assistance.
The Mental Health Minute, which aired on all British channels at 10:59 p.m., also included contributions from boxer Anthony Joshua, football player Harry Kane, pop star Dua Lipa and actor David Tennant.
It is the first time that all commercial, community and BBC channels – including national and local – are broadcasting the same message together. It is estimated that around 20 million people heard the news live.
The Mental Health Minute, which aired on all UK channels at 10:59 p.m., also featured contributions from boxer Anthony Joshua (bottom left), football player Harry Kane (top left), pop star Dua Lipa (bottom center), and actor David Tennant (bottom) right)
As part of the program, the Duke of Cambridge said: “We are all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you feel can make a big difference. Now let's work together across the UK and reach someone. & # 39;
The Duchess of Cambridge said: “When you have problems, it is important to talk about it. Or if someone you know behaves differently, it's okay to ask how they're doing. Use this moment to send a message. & # 39;
Simultaneously with the publication of the Mental Health Minute, Heads Together and Instagram have teamed up to launch the "Heads Together Wellbeing Guides" – as part of a new global mental health initiative from the social media platform.
With the new Instagram Guides feature launched this afternoon, users can discover curated, trusted recommendations from individuals and organizations they trust, admire, and follow.
Each of the UK guides is curated by Heads Together and features contributions from a variety of charity partners, influencers and supporters who alert British users to reliable, positive content that supports their mental wellbeing.
The instructions contain instructions for speaking, instructions for self-care and instructions for friendliness.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, kindness was named as the official theme for Mental Health Awareness Week in early April.
The week has been organized by the Mental Health Foundation for 20 years and this year celebrates the thousands of kind actions that are so important to our mental health, especially in stressful times.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, Heads Together will support the work of its eight charity partners who have decades of experience dealing with the UK mental health stigma – including the Anna Freud Center, Best Beginnings, CALM, Contact, Mind, Place2Be, The Mix and Young Minds.
This activity takes place days after the one-year anniversary of the Heads Together, Shout legacy project, a free text messaging service that provides 24/7 support to those in mental health crisis.
The Mental Health Minute was produced by Radiocentre and Heads Together, the mental health campaign coordinated by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Jason Knauf, executive director of the Duke's and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Foundation, said: “As we feel the effects of Covid-19 on the country's mental health, we need to support each other more than ever.
“We all have to feel safer when we need support, when we need it, and report to our loved ones. By merging radio and social media, we want to help people connect and access reliable, trustworthy information and resources from our charity partners.
"These remarkable projects from Radiocentre and Instagram show that no one has to face these challenges alone, even though they're separate."
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