PRINCE William and Kate Middleton have told the nation “we’re in this together” in a powerful mental health video during the coronavirus lockdown.
William and Kate said it’s normal to ‘”feel frustrated, miss loved ones and get anxious” as the world battles the pandemic.
The royal couple, who launched £5million scheme to help UK’s mental health charities during lockdown, have now narrated a video due to be released on Monda
The Duke of Cambridge said: “It’s not always easy. We can feel frustrated, miss loved ones or get anxious.”
It comes after new data revealed more than four in five Brits are worried about the effect that coronavirus is having on their life.
As images of deserted streets are shown, then carers being clapped by the nation, William says in the video: “All over the country people are staying at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
‘WE CAN FEEL FRUSTRATED’”
“It’s not always easy. We can feel frustrated, miss loved ones or get anxious.”
Kate takes over to say: “So now, more than ever, Every Mind Matters. There are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing at this time.”
The duke adds: “Every Mind Matters can help get you started with your NHS online plan. Showing you simple steps to help deal with stress, boost your mood and feel on top of things.
The royal couple’s intervention is part of a government initiative to see £5million awarded to mental health charities in order to expand support services amid the UK epidemic.
Speaking last month, Kate and William said: “The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone.
“We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health.
“It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental wellbeing.”By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead.”
Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries, who has recovered from coronavirus, said: “When I discovered I had coronavirus I felt anxious and scared.
“For those who already suffer with anxiety or other mental health issues this may present new and difficult challenges.
“It’s imperative that we stay home if we are to beat coronavirus and save lives.”I know how important it is that people have support to look after their mental health and this guidance will be of huge value.”