We are delighted to announce that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet the Mental Health Foundation staff as part of their visit to Scotland this Friday.

During a visit to Dundee Rep Theatre, they will hear about the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, led by the Mental Health Foundation. They will also meet A Blank Canvas and Jabuti Theatre who are touring their work, In Her Shadows, as part of this year’s Festival.

The Duke and Duchess will later will participate in a workshop with young people, led See Me, Scotland’s national programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. See Me is jointly managed by the Mental Health Foundation and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

Finally, their Royal Highnesses will join a development seminar for Young Scotland in Mind, an organisation which aims to improve mental health and wellbeing of all Children and Young People in Scotland hosted by SAMH and Barnardo’s. The Foundation will join other key organisations working in young people’s mental health in Scotland to discuss key developments in the field, and the need for shared commitment across Scotland to improving young people’s mental health. 

Lee Knifton, Head of the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland said:

“We’re very pleased that the Duke and Duchess have prioritised the arts and mental health as two issues they want to focus on in charitable work. Royal support can enable wider discussion of these issues in the media and by the public. We welcome their interest in addressing stigma and using novel methods like the arts to address mental health and distress.”