The Royal Foundation revealed 39 percent of young people feel they are not managing their emotions well whilst 95 percent say their friends are having some sort of mental health problem. The Prince and Princess of Wales’s Royal Foundation has found fresh evidence of a generation of young people in crisis in Britain.
Seven years after William and Kate launched a campaign to help young people with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, new research commissioned by their foundation suggests Britain’s youth are still suffering. A poll of 3,000 16 to 24 year olds has found 39 percent feel they are not managing their emotions well and 95 percent say their friends are having some sort of mental health problem.
The findings come as the Prince and Princess prepare to embark on a series of engagements around the country this week, beginning at a forum in Birmingham today (Tuesday), to mark World Mental Health Day. Exploring our Emotional Worlds will bring together 100 young people aged 16-24 to discuss how they manage their emotions and can be helped to build their resilience. In 2016 William, Kate, and Prince Harry launched Heads Together, a groundbreaking campaign that challenged the stigma around mental health and encouraged more people to talk about it.
It is widely deemed to have succeeded in encouraging more people to talk about their mental health but there is a huge backlog of patients waiting to be treated amid a national shortage of trained psychologists and other specialists. Prince William is expected to recruit a new private secretary despite also advertising for a chief executive to run his household.
Jean-Christophe Gray, the heir to the throne’s current private secretary, is to return to Whitehall in the first quarter of 2024 after a three-year secondment. But royal sources have denied suggestions that he is leaving because a new CEO will be appointed over his head. They said it was always his intention to return to the civil service.