Kate Middleton may be in the middle of a flurry of infidelity rumors, but she continues to do her work nonetheless.
Continuing her previous charitable efforts within the medical community, the Duchess recently helped in opening a new center at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
The busy mother of three even made the time to check out the new facilities at the center personally. What more, she made it a point to interact with the young people and staff at the facility. Her recent efforts coincide with her goal of de-stigmatizing mental health struggles that the British youth are suffering from.
According to Anna Freud Center chief executive Peter Fonagy, Middleton seemed to be really pleased with how the building turned out. Saying how the royal has been with them every step of the way, Fonagy said that she was also relieved that they were able to achieve a comfortable environment where people can feel at home in.
The Kantor Center of Excellence seeks to bring experts in the fields of neuroscience, social care, child development and mental health in one place. The one-stop setup is intended to better help troubled youth their families who may need professional help.
Fruits of Her Labor
Fonagy credits the Duchess for providing both material and emotional support in their journey to establish the center. Apparently, Middleton was responsible for putting up a fundraising gala for the center. Proceeds from it then provided financial aid for the fruition of Fonagy and his team’s plans.
He also talked about the importance of the 37-year-old royal’s choice to give youth struggling with mental health issues the voice to speak out. Saying how having mental problems can really disempower people, Fonagy believes that having a figure like the Duchess speaking about their struggles greatly helps them.
In the end, Fonagy expressed his gratitude towards Middleton and her efforts. He also commended her personal commitment to the cause. He even said that the advancements they’ve done with the Duchess will translate onto future workers and patients of the center.
Charity and social work are daunting tasks. So, it isn’t surprising that Middleton took inspiration from actual members of the community she is trying to help.
One of these members is 22-year-old Amy Mary Rose Herring. Herself suffering from anxiety and depression, she’s been helping the Anna Freud Center in tailoring their services for the youth and their parents. According to her, she wanted to become a voice for her fellow youth with similar struggles.
Herring was also given the opportunity to formally meet and speak with their royal patron during Middleton’s visit. And the young advocate says she’s glad. The Duchess really did get her and her struggles while also focusing on the importance of getting families involved in the process of helping young people.