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Kate Middleton and Prince William meet young people on World Mental Health Day

  • Duke and Duchess have visited Harrow College in north west London today
  • Met with volunteers at mental health charity Mind who have battled issue
  • Couple carried out engagements in recent weeks to highlight mental health
  • William took part in anti-bullying workshop run by Diana Award charity and Kate visited Anna Freud Centre, which works with issue in young people

By Gemma Mullin for MailOnline

Published: 06:26 EST, 10 October 2015 | Updated: 09:03 EST, 10 October 2015

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have marked World Mental Health Day by meeting young people who have battled the issue.

They visited Harrow College in north west London to speak with volunteers at the charity Mind, and the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, after having dealt with their own mental health problems.

It coincides with World Mental Health Day today - a day when awareness is raised around the world about the issue.

See our full coverage of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William 

The Duchess beamed as she met with young people who have overcome mental health issues at an event in Harrow today

The Duchess beamed as she met with young people who have overcome mental health issues at an event in Harrow today

Kate pulls a face at her husband as she clutches a bouquet of flowers at the event hosted by charity Mind

Kate pulls a face at her husband as she clutches a bouquet of flowers at the event hosted by charity Mind

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, pictured during their visit to Harrow College in north west London today

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, pictured during their visit to Harrow College in north west London today

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Making an appearance for World Mental Health Day alongside husband Prince William, Kate looked impossibly demure in a knitted monochrome dress by American fashion designer Tory Burch.

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They discussed the challenges that the young people have faced and learnt how they are now channeling their experiences to inform and inspire other young people at schools, colleges and youth groups.

The Royals also joined students from Harrow College to take part in a Mindkit workshop which educates young people about emotional health and resilience. 

The interactive session focused on the five ways to wellbeing and how it can be applied to help young people manage difficult times.

Work to build awareness and understanding of mental health problems is a major priority for both The Duke and Duchess.

William and Kate have carried out engagements in recent weeks which have shone a light on the causes and consequences of psychological issues.

The Duke took part in an anti-bullying workshop run by the Diana Award charity, while the Duchess visited the Anna Freud Centre, a leading organisation working in the field of children and young people with mental health issues.

Mental health charity Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Every year, Mind in Harrow helps over 7,000 local people with assistance from over 100 volunteers.

Paul Farmer, the charity's chief executive officer, said: 'By putting a spotlight on mental health, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are helping us to send an important and urgent message to the world that it is time to change our attitudes about mental health problems.

'Today’s event marks a coming of age for mental health - it is coming out of the shadows and now beginning to receive the attention it truly deserves. 

'For too long mental health has been something that families did not speak about, that schools did not know how to address and workplaces would ignore. 

'This silence or ignorance leaves people living with mental health problems alone, afraid and without the help and support that they need. We cannot let this continue.'

He described the charity's young volunteers as doing a 'sterling job' across the capital and hopes their work will ensure the next generation have a more positive attitude to mental health. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, pictured during their visit to Harrow College in north west London today
Prince William and the Duchess were there to meet with young people who have been affected by mental health issues

Prince William and the Duchess were there to meet with young people who have been affected by mental health issues

The Duchess, left, shakes hands with volunteers at Mind
The Duchess, left, shakes hands with volunteers at Mind

The Duchess, left and right, shakes hands with volunteers at Mind. She has been carrying out engagements recently to highlight awareness of mental health

Prince William wore a blue shirt and beige trousers
Kate wore a black and white Tory Burch dress

Prince William wore a blue shirt and beige trousers (left) while Kate wore a black and white Tory Burch dress (right)

They joined volunteers and young people at mental health charity Mind to mark World Mental Health Day today

They joined volunteers and young people at mental health charity Mind to mark World Mental Health Day today

Kate smiles at her husband while he speaks to volunteers at Harrow College today as part of their engagement to mark World Mental Health day
Kate smiles at her husband while he speaks to volunteers at Harrow College today as part of their engagement to mark World Mental Health day

Kate smiles at her husband while he speaks to volunteers at Harrow College today as part of their engagement to mark World Mental Health day

Prince William at Harrow College
The Duke getting out of his car at the Enterprise Centre

Prince William, pictured getting out of a car left and right. He has also been involved in highlighting mental health and recently took part in an anti-bullying workshop run by the Diana Award charity

The couple have carried out engagements in recent weeks which have shone a light on the causes and consequences of mental health problems
The couple have carried out engagements in recent weeks which have shone a light on the causes and consequences of mental health problems

The couple have carried out engagements in recent weeks which have shone a light on the causes and consequences of mental health problems

The Royal couple seen inside the college speaking to young people who have overcome mental health issues

The Royal couple seen inside the college speaking to young people who have overcome mental health issues

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