Kate Middleton and Prince William marked Volunteers' Week by sharing a new Instagram video, in which the Cambridges discuss volunteering with community organizations across the U.K.
William revealed that he's been anonymously volunteering for Shout, a free mental health crisis service which provides support over text.
William, Kate, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry launched Shout in May 2019, as part of their Heads Together mental health initiative.
In a new Instagram video released on Friday, Kate Middleton and Prince William spoke to volunteers across the U.K. in celebration of Volunteers' Week. And William revealed he'd been doing a little volunteering of his own—for the mental health crisis service Shout, which allows people in the U.K. to access support over text. "I’m going to share a little secret with you guys," William said. "I’m actually on [Shout] volunteering."
To all the incredible volunteers across the UK this #VolunteersWeek: Thank you. @giveusashoutinsta @consciousyouthuk @volunteersweek_2020 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked Volunteers’ Week by speaking to volunteers across the UK to thank them for the amazing support that they provide to their communities. The Duke has been volunteering for #Shout85258, the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text line, launched in 2019 by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex — as one of more than 2000 Crisis Volunteers trained to support anyone, anytime, whatever their crisis may be.
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Kate, William, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry launched Shout back in May 2019, as part of their Heads Together mental health campaign. Inspired by Crisis Text Line in the U.S., the service allows people in need of mental health support to text a trained volunteer at at any time of day.
The Cambridges and Sussexes said in a statement, "We are incredibly excited to be launching this service, knowing it has the potential to reach thousands of vulnerable people every day. Over the last few months Shout has started working quietly behind the scenes. We have all been able to see the service working up close and are so excited for its future."
“At the heart of this service will be an incredible national volunteer community, one which needs to grow to allow us to support more people in crisis," the statement continued. "We hope that many more of you will join us and be part of something very special."
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