Exploring our Emotional Worlds
The Prince and Princess of Wales are carrying out engagements across the country this week to mark World Mental Health Day.
On Tuesday, Their Royal Highnesses, together with The Royal Foundation, hosted a forum for young people in Birmingham.
Exploring our Emotional Worlds, delivered in partnership with The Mix charity and featuring presenters from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network, brought together 100 young delegates nominated by ten leading mental health and youth engagement charities to start a conversation about how they manage their emotions. The young people also discussed how they can be supported to build their resilience, and protective factors such as healthy relationships which make it easier to navigate bumps in the road as they go through life.
The event gave the young attendees the opportunity to talk about the specific mental health challenges their generation faces, explore what more they could do to understand and manage their emotions and discuss the solutions that could support them to better look after their own and each other’s mental wellbeing. In a speech given at the event, The Princess of Wales said:
William and I believe we need to do all we can as a society to help young people develop the emotional and social life skills they need for good mental health, and to thrive in the world around them. Both learning about the world and learning about how to be happy and thrive within it, should go hand-in-hand.
Across the rest of the week, The Prince and Princess will undertake further engagements to highlight the importance of mental wellbeing, including with university students and emergency responders. They will also shine a light on the interaction between mental health and sport.