The Duchess of Cambridge hosts Maternal Mental Health discussion
On Wednesday the Duchess of Cambridge, who currently expecting, hosted a private round table discussion with 12 guests at Kensington Palace. The discussion, which was not announced beforehand, focused on maternal mental health.
The palace said: "The Duchess is keen to develop an understanding of the issues surrounding maternal mental health, and to learn what support is available."
Kate spoke to academics and practitioners from Maternal Mental Health Alliance, Anna Freud Centre, Family Action, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Kings College and Best Beginnings. The Duchess has previously spoken about how she coped as a new mother, saying that motherhood was a "rewarding and wonderful experience" but also, at times, a "huge challenge" that has left her feeling "a lack of confidence" for periods.
The palace announced that Kate will visit the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London on 14 November. During this visit, she will learn more about Family Action's perinatal mental health services and meet parents who have been helped by the charity.