Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shine a light on mental health charities' work


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will today highlight charity work to improve young people's mental wellbeing during a visit to North Wales.

William and Kate have carried out a number of engagements in recent weeks which have focused on the causes and consequences of mental health problems.

In Caernarfon the royal couple will view a photography project run by the local branch of mental health charity Mind.

The project has been designed to give young people a voice to talk about their experiences and challenges of living with mental health problems.

Also in the royal town they will drop in to the GISDA charity that provides support and accommodation for homeless young people in the area.

Youth homelessness is an issue that the Duke of Cambridge is particularly close to through his longstanding patronage of charity Centrepoint.

The Cambridges will then travel to Snowdonia to visit an outdoor education centre run by Mountain Rescue England and Wales, of which the Duke is patron.

They will meet local schoolchildren who have all undertaken anti-stigma and discrimination training to raise awareness of how to address mental health problems among their peers.

Their tour of North Wales, where they previously lived at their home in Anglesey, will conclude at the Vale of Clywd Mind Men's Shed project in Denbigh.

The nationwide Men's Shed movement aims to maintain mental health wellbeing by providing an environment in which men can socialise and enjoy a range of practical activities.