The 10th of October marked World Mental Health Day and a Royal Visit for Mind. City and Hackney Mind took part in an event to celebrate the Mindkit project at Harrow College, this was also attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Mindkit is a project delivered across boroughs and offers free, interactive Wellbeing and Resilience Sessions to young people (aged 14-25). It aims to improve their self esteem, performance and ability to cope with daily challenges.
William and Kate began their visit by taking part in a discussion with MindKit volunteers and also 3 volunteers from Time to Change. They asked about their involvement in the project, personal mental health journeys and their opinions on the issues that affect young people’s mental health the most. William and Kate then joined in on a Mindkit session where they came up with wellbeing activities as part of the Five ways to Wellbeing.
A quote from National Mind Chief Executive about Mindkit volunteers:
“Our young mind Mindkit volunteers are doing a sterling job, both here in Harrow and right across London. We know that if young people feel they can reach out for help, and receive that support, their longer term outcomes are significantly improved. Mindkit is helping ensure that the next generation will have a much more positive attitude to mental health.”
For more information on MindKit sessions please click here