Kate Middleton and William Unveil Huge Fund to Support Coronavirus Frontline Workers | Royal | News

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with two rescuers and two mental health advisers from some of the 10 organizations the Royal Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund is supporting this week at Sandringham Estate. Kate, 38, said she and William, 38, were “in awe” of frontline workers and warned of the impact on mental health.

She said, “Over the past few months we have all been impressed with the incredible work frontline staff and emergency responders have done in response to COVID-19.”But we know that for many of them, their families, and for thousands more across the UK, the pandemic will have a lasting impact on their mental health. ”

William added, “It’s great to hear how the Royal Foundation is supporting you and many others to build resilience and give you the networks you need through its COVID-19 response fund, which will help 10 leading charities continue their crucial work. ”

The fund helps a range of projects, including ensuring that all emergency workers have access to an individual Hospice UK bereavement trauma.

The Kate and William Foundation has awarded nearly £ 1.8million to support frontline workers (Image: PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with two rescuers and two mental health advisers from some of the 10 organizations the Royal Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund is supporting this week at Sandringham Estate (Image: PA)

It will also help the Best Beginnings childcare charity support 20,000 more new mothers.

Alison Baum, Managing Director of Best Beginnings, said: “The pandemic has dramatically increased levels of anxiety and isolation for parents across the UK and, together with many leading charities and professionals online, we’re here to help.

“This vital funding will allow us to deliver an engaging digital outreach program as well as maternal mental health training with Home-Start volunteers and midwives.

“Together we will ensure that an additional 20,000 parents benefit from personalized, encouraging and stimulating daily information – 300 movies in (our app) Baby Buddy are designed to give them the knowledge and confidence to take care of themselves – themselves and give their children the best start. in life. ”

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Kate said she and William were ‘in awe’ of frontline workers and warned of the impact on mental health (Image: PA)

The fund will ensure that Blue Light, a project of the mental health charity Mind, is able to support more than 250,000 workers or volunteers in ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue services , giving them access to peer support, training and mental health resources.

Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind, said: “We are delighted to receive this funding from the Royal Foundation.

“The grant will allow us to continue to provide support to those working in the emergency services, through our Blue Light program.

“It is so important, perhaps more than ever, that the right information, advice, peer support and training are readily available to our key hard-working workers, especially those of us who may be in pain. -being of poor mental health.

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The fund helps a range of projects, including ensuring that all emergency workers have access to individual Hospice UK bereavement trauma (Image: PA)

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It will also help the Best Beginnings childcare charity support an additional 20,000 new mothers. (Image: PA)

The fund will also ensure that the ambulance staff charity will be able to provide an additional 2,780 hours of support to crews.

And teachers, students and their parents will be helped to cope with issues such as anxiety when schools reopen through training and resources from Place2Be and the Anna Freud Center.

Kate, a mother of three, was knocked out in a white and blue dress for this week’s reunion.

The Cambridges have passed lockdown at their Anmer Hall residence in Norfolk.

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The Cambridges had previously pledged to make mental health support for frontline workers battling the coronavirus their ‘top priority’ (Image: PA)

The couple have regularly participated in video calls.

William and Kate – who are the parents of six-year-old Prince George, five-year-old Princess Charlotte and two-year-old Prince Louis – have also been busy teaching their children at home.

And they started pulling back for face-to-face engagements as restrictions eased.

The Cambridges had previously pledged to make supporting the mental health of frontline workers battling the coronavirus their “top priority.”



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