The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have thanked people in a new video message for “helping to challenge the stigma which surrounds mental health”.

The pair shared their appreciation for UK-based organisation Time To Change, which aims to end discrimination around mental health issues.

The video message appears to have been filmed in Kensington Palace, much to the delight of royal fans as the family have been spending time there in UK’s third lockdown.

“We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has shared their experiences and taken action through Time To Change, helping to challenge the stigma which surrounds mental health,” Prince William says in the video.


The duchess agrees, saying: “Movements like Time To Change have helped to transform attitudes and encourage more openness about mental health in schools, communities and the workplace.”

“Over the past 15 years, Time To Change champions have inspired and supported thousands of people across the country, and mental health has now, at last, moved into the mainstream as part of our daily lives,” Prince William continued.

“However, the work isn’t done yet and we cannot afford to stop here,” Kate said.

The video was released by the couple to mark the end of Time To Change after the organisation announced it would be closing on March 31st due to government funding running out.

The website directs people to two other similar charities in order to “Keep the momentum going” in ending the stigma around mental health.

This article originally appeared on Over60.