Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is a Patron of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Her Royal Highness became our Patron early in 2016, and the position marks her continued dedication to promoting mental health and wellbeing, in particular among children and young people.
Peter Fonagy, Chief Executive of the Centre said: “Her Royal Highness’s work in this field is a catalyst for change and that is helping us to achieve the quality of care that children and their families so richly deserve.”
Opening the Kantor Centre of Excellence
In May 2019 HRH The Duchess of Cambridge opened the Anna Freud Centre’s National Centre for Excellence.
During the visit Her Royal Highness also met with families attending Pears Family School, an alternative provision school for pupils aged 5-14 who have been excluded or are at risk of exclusion from mainstream education.
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge also spearheaded the Heads Together campaign alongside HRH The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
The campaign was led by The Royal Foundation in partnership with the Anna Freud Centre and seven other charities and has played a significant role in changing the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing, by tackling stigma, raising awareness and providing vital help for people with mental health issues.