KATE Middleton and Prince William have launched a £5million scheme today to help Britain's mental health charities during the coronavirus lockdown.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are urging people to follow Public Health England's latest advice to stay in touched with loved ones via video calls and to start a new hobby.
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The royal couple's intervention is part of a government initiative to see £5million awarded to mental health charities in order to expand support services amid the UK epidemic.
Kate and William said: "The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone.
"We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health.
"It is great to see the mental health sector working together with the NHS to help people keep on top of their mental wellbeing.
"By pulling together and taking simple steps each day, we can all be better prepared for the times ahead."
Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries, who has recovered from coronavirus, said: "When I discovered I had coronavirus I felt anxious and scared.
"For those who already suffer with anxiety or other mental health issues this may present new and difficult challenges.
"It’s imperative that we stay home if we are to beat coronavirus and save lives.
"I know how important it is that people have support to look after their mental health and this guidance will be of huge value."