Yesterday, November 1, Kate Middleton hosted a roundtable discussion on maternal mental health at Kensington Palace with experts from various charities that the Royal Foundation works with.
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KP posted the above photo on Twitter, and wrote of the engagement:
“The Duchess of Cambridge today hosted a roundtable discussion on maternal mental health at Kensington Palace with The Royal Foundation. The Duchess is keen to develop an understanding of the issues surrounding maternal mental health, and to learn what support is available. At least 20% of women are affected by mental health problems during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. If left untreated, maternal mental health problems can have significant and long lasting effect on the woman and her family. Experts were from [Maternal Mental Health Alliance, Anna Freud Centre, Family Action, King’s College London, Best Beginnings, and the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.] The Duchess has spoken about the importance of having open conversations about maternal health, and the impact this can have on family.”
KP also announced a new engagement for Kate on November 14. She will visit the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London to see some of the valuable family and parental support services which are delivered at the Centre, including those offered by the charity Family Action, of which the Queen is patron. During the visit, Kate will see the facilities which support local parents and young children, and will learn more about Family Action’s perinatal mental health services which operate nationwide. She will hear some of the personal experiences from parents who have benefited from the charity’s support, and volunteers who are supporting them.
For fashion at the roundtable, Kate is wearing a Boutique Moschino “Bow-embellished wool and cotton-blend jacket” ($340). Back in May, Kate was spotted out driving ahead of Pippa’s wedding, and it appears that Kate may have been wearing this jacket in those photos.