William & Kate Make Helping Frontline Workers Their "Top Priority" During COVID-19 Crisis
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are helping pull together a group of charities with one goal in mind: to provide mental health support for those working on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic!
Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate are spearheading a new initiative that aims to provide mental health support for healthcare professionals, essential workers and all others that are on the frontline fighting against the coronavirus.
The royal couple is bringing together mental health charities like Hospice UK, Samaritans, Shout and the Royal Foundation to unite and provide a text and call service called Our Frontline, that offers round-the-clock one-to-one support to all workers that need it during these times of crisis. Online resources and advice for workers about mental health will also be provided.
Prince William: Our Frontline is "our top priority"
In an official statement, Prince William says about Our Frontline: "Over the past few weeks, millions of frontline workers across the UK have put their physical and mental health on the line to protect us all during the Coronavirus pandemic. Every day they confront traumatic situations at the same time as having to contend with their own worries about the risks to themselves and their families."
"That takes a real toll, and as I've seen for myself through my work with the Air Ambulance, without the right support at the right time the challenges they face will only be greater. Catherine and I, together with The Royal Foundation, will do all we can to support Our Frontline. This work will be our top priority for the months ahead."
The Duke of Cambridge will chair a video call roundtable on Wednesday with representatives from the emergency services sector as well as the NHS in order to find out more about the mental health challenges affecting key workers in the UK and how Our Frontline can best provide support for them.
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