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Duchess of Cambridge launches mental health website

She’s known for her incredibly polished public appearances, and today the Duchess of Cambridge did not disappoint as she put on an impeccable display of co-ordination in head-to-toe blue. 

The pregnant royal, 36, arrived at a London school to launch a mental health website for young people in a recycled Sportmax coat she wore while expecting Charlotte in 2015, teamed with a £95 scarf from Beulah London, sapphire earrings and navy blue heels.   

The Duchess is launching the pilot of a website aimed at giving primary school teachers practical resources to help support the mental health of their pupils.

Kate will give the green light to the initiative during a visit to a London primary school helping to trial the online portal coordinated and financed by the duchess’ Royal Foundation.

The launch is taking place at Roe Green Junior School, Kingsbury, north-west London, where Kate will meet teachers and pupils, and join a class taking part in one of the lesson plans featured on the site before giving a speech.

The free website for schools, called Mentally Healthy Schools, is expected to be available to primary’s nationwide in the spring after being monitored and reviewed. 

Pregnant Kate wrapped up her baby bump in a blue coat by Sportmax, which she first wore in 2015 while pregnant with Princess Charlotte 

The Duchess spent time chatting in the playground with delighted school children ahead of joining a class 

The Duchess spent time chatting in the playground with delighted school children ahead of joining a class 

Animated Kate was all smiles as she met youngsters at Roe Green Junior School, who were waving Heads Together flags to greet her 

Animated Kate was all smiles as she met youngsters at Roe Green Junior School, who were waving Heads Together flags to greet her 

The Duchess showed off a hint of her very neat baby bump underneath her smart Sportmax coat 

The Duchess showed off a hint of her very neat baby bump underneath her smart Sportmax coat 

The Duchess of Cambridge is launching the pilot of a website aimed at giving primary school teachers practical resources to help support the mental health of their pupils

The Duchess of Cambridge is launching the pilot of a website aimed at giving primary school teachers practical resources to help support the mental health of their pupils

Former head teacher, Claire Thomson, one of the website’s quality assurance advisers, said: ‘I can see this website becoming a favourite go-to site for information about the many aspects of mental health.

‘I think it is really important that all school staff feel that the information applies to them as well, not just to teachers. So, no matter what their role in the school, they need to have an understanding and empathy towards all the children.’

The website will draw together reliable and practical resources to improve awareness, knowledge and confidence in promoting and supporting pupils’ mental health.

The content will be provided in four main areas – teaching resources, risks and protective factors, mental health needs, and a whole school approach for school leaders.

The Duchess was impeccably co-ordinated, wearing sapphire earrings and a patterned scarf to match her outfit

The expectant mother-of-two was presented with a bunch of yellow roses as she arrived at the school

The Duchess was impeccably co-ordinated, wearing sapphire earrings and a patterned scarf to match her outfit. The expectant mother-of-two was presented with a bunch of yellow roses as she arrived at the school 

The Duchess was impeccably co-ordinated in a blue coat, navy suede heels and a patterned scarf

She teamed the ensemble with a small navy clutch bag, accessorising with sapphire earrings

The Duchess was impeccably co-ordinated in a blue coat, navy suede heels and a patterned scarf. She teamed the ensemble with a small navy clutch bag, accessorising with sapphire earrings 

Before going inside to join a class, the Duchess paused to chat to children who had gathered in the playground to meet her 

Before going inside to join a class, the Duchess paused to chat to children who had gathered in the playground to meet her 

The website aims to build on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s Heads Together campaign, which last year encouraged people to speak about their mental health problems or provide a sympathetic ear for someone with issues.

William, Kate and Harry are each driving forward a series of programmes to ensure people can get access to the right help, at the right place and at the right time, with the duchess focusing on supporting young people.

The duchess brought together Heads Together charity partners, teaching organisations and mental health experts to create the online project.

 



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