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Prince William and Kate's latest mental health engagement confirmed

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will continue to raise awareness about their mental health campaign Heads Together during a joint engagement later this month. The royal couple will visit Stewards Academy in Harlow, Essex, on Friday 16 September to find out more about the pressures faced by young people and the support that is available to them.

During the visit William and Kate will learn how big changes can be a trigger for mental health problems in young people, and discuss statistics that show less than half of parents talk to their children about mental health.

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Prince William and Kate will carry out a joint engagement in Harlow, Essex

Prince William and Kate will join a lesson on "big change" run by a small number of students involved with the school's mentor scheme, in which older students support the new joiners in their first year of school.

They will then join the school's assembly where they will hear speeches and performances from students on the topic of coping with big changes, before William also makes a short speech.

The royals will continue their visit by meeting with some parents of students from the school to discuss how parents and carers can encourage their children to talk about big changes in their lives.

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The royal couple are promoting their Heads Together campaign

William, Kate and Prince Harry launched the Heads Together campaign earlier this year to end stigma around mental health. A total of eight charities are involved, one of which is Place2Be, hoping to change the national conversation around mental health.

The issue has always struck a chord with William and Kate, who admitted that they would seek professional help for their children George and Charlotte if they ever needed it in the future.

Their joint engagement comes just one week before the couple embark on their royal tour of Canada together – it has not yet been confirmed if their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte will join them.

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