31st January 2021—Kensington Palace released a video filmed by the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) to mark the start of Children’s Mental Health Week. In the video, Kate speaks about the crucial need for parents and carers to look after their own mental wellbeing:
The theme for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Express Yourself’ and focuses on the creative ways children and adults can share feelings, thoughts or ideas through art, music, writing, poetry, dance, drama, photography and film, or just doing activities that make them feel good.
This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is all about expressing yourself – about finding creative ways in which to share your thoughts, ideas and feelings. So whether that’s through photography, through art, through drama, through music or poetry – it’s finding those things that makes you feel good about yourself.
And while this is Children’s Mental Health Week there has never been a more important time to talk about parental wellbeing and mental health too. Last year you told me just how important this was that many of us find it hard to prioritise. This is a hugely challenging time for us all so please look after yourself too. Find those ways in which to share your thoughts and your feelings or find someone to talk to because we really do need to be the very best versions of ourselves for the children in our care.The Duchess of Cambridge
Place2Be launched Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015. In 2021, it ran from 1-7 February. Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity and Kate is their Patron.
Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its seventh year, we hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word.Place2Be
The Duchess wore her quilted jacket by Barbour. It’s the Longshore style in navy and marigold. It’s from the company’s SS19 collection and retailed for £159.
The lightweight classic-fit jacket features chevron baffles, a cinching diamond detail at the waist, a funnel-neck collar and stretch-fabric side panels. The contrasting orange lining and zipper tabs add a fresh pop of colour.
Kate first debuted the blue jacket during a visit to Northern Ireland in February 2019. A few months later, she wore it again. This time for a litter-picking session on a beach in North Wales.
Sadly, Barbour no longer stock the jacket. If you’d like to buy one, check eBay. They do pop up from time-to-time.
Kate’s blue knit beanie hat remains unidentified. It features a large fluffy pompom on top.