On Tuesday, Prince William and Kate attended an event in Troubadour White Theatre, London, to celebrate the work of all the volunteers of a text support service called Shout. The volunteers of this service exchange messages every day to help people who are struggling with various issues, including bullying, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. It is free and confidential, and is where people can get advice and support via texts. 

The charity is relatively new and was started by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with the Sussexes. It is a part of the Heads Together campaign. 

According to Express, Prince William gave a brief speech during the event where he thanked everyone who has been helping out with Shout. But that’s not all. He even included his brother and sister-in-law in his speech. 

He said, “It has been an amazing journey. Catherine and I, and I know I speak for Harry and Meghan as well, couldn’t be more proud of what Shout has accomplished and what you are still to accomplish.”

The royal further added, “You are still a relatively new charity but hitting some big goals and some very big objectives, so we really appreciate the work you are doing.”

Prince William even mentioned that when they started out, they had approximately 15,000 volunteers, which is a big number. Currently, almost 1,500 are actively involved and 3,000 volunteers are being trained. 

It is great to see the royal trying to detach the stigma associated with mental health and also help the people who are struggling. In May, Prince William, Kate, along with Prince Harry and Meghan, appealed to people to offer their time to this service, which is active 24/7.

Shout holds a special place for the four royals because it is a part of the Heads Together Campaign. At the event, William and Kate also spoke to the parents of Molly Russel. A 14-year-old who ended her life after coming across self-harm images on social media.