Kate spoke Tuesday to mothers and their “locked babies” in a London park.
During his visit to the Old English Garden in Battersea Park, he was told that peer groups struggled to meet in person during the COVID-19 lockdown, but continued to work on Zoom and regular phone calls .
Kate met mothers Nalini Sadai and Jessie Brett, who provide peer-to-peer mother support for the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), and both told her they were using their own experiences to help new mothers.
The Duchess said, “It’s good to be able to listen and be listened to while being off guard.
“It’s so important for your emotional well-being. With your experiences, it is so important that you have lived them.
“Without what you offer, this form of relationship, you can feel so isolated. You should be very proud. “
Previously, the Duchess held a video call with eight family support organizations, from Leeds Dads to the NCT, to discuss their work helping parents with young children.
She said to them, “A great blessing to all of you, I know you are a great team in communities across the country.
“William and I hear how vital these relationships are to families – they are a real lifeline.
“So to you and your army of volunteers over there, a huge well done.
“Like you, I would like to see peer support more integrated and celebrated in communities and society as a whole. “