Kate Middleton and Prince William Announce New Mental Health Program for Frontline Workers

Former nurse and CEO of Samaritans, Ruth Sutherland, added, “Our trained volunteers are a listening ear for anyone, especially those who are putting their mental health under immense short and long-term pressure to provide our frontline against coronavirus.”

Victoria Hornby, CEO of Mental Health Innovations, which runs Shout, added in a statement, “By combining our services, we can provide a single place for our frontline to go for support if they are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or struggling to manage their mental health for another reason, such as the loss of a colleague or loved one. Shout Crisis Volunteers are incredibly proud to be able to listen to and talk to key workers through a confidential text conversation, whenever and wherever they need our support.”

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CEO of Hospice UK, Tracey Bleakley said, “Our Dying Matters campaign has many resources to help people deal with grief and death, and we’re putting all we know into Our Frontline so that nobody doing an essential job feels that they have to go through this alone.”

The Royal Foundation has a long history of raising awareness of the importance of mental health and one of its key initiative – Heads Together – is considered one of the most successful campaigns of its type ever in the U.K.

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