Kate Middleton and Prince William BBC reporter for Mental Health Day. VIDEO

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Kate Middleton and William reporter for a day. The Princess and the Prince of Wales, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day, participated in a BBC program to once again highlight a theme dear to them and at the center of many charitable initiatives of the couple: the importance of dialogue on health mental.

Kate Middleton and Prince William at the BBC

The two royals were guests of the BBC Radio 1 program “Newsbeat” and talked about mental health together with experts, addressing mainly young people. The special aired today, Tuesday 11 October, but was recorded on 10 October in the BBC’s Live Lounge. The prince and princess prepared the program and chose the guests: António Ferreria, a 24-year-old mental health activist; Emma Hardwell of The Mix association (which offers mental health support to children under 25); Ben Cowley, music therapist and mental health consultant for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama; Dr. Abigail Miranda, of the Anna Freud Center for Children and Families.

The topic of mental health

Kate and William talked about the importance of not being isolated and sharing their experiences. The pressures that social media put on younger people were also discussed. “We all have mental health and, in the same way we do physical health, we need to take care of it. Just as we go to the gym, we also need to do something to protect our minds, ”William and Kate said. The couple stressed the importance of having a kind of “toolbox” available, with the tools to deal with life’s obstacles and unexpected events. Then they pointed out that “there is no right or wrong, one method may work for some but not for others, different things will work for different people. The important thing is to try different methods ”.