Dele and Son back mental health campaign

Dele and Son back mental health campaign

William, who is president of the FA, says in the film: "In life, as in football, we all go through highs and lows". There are over 15 million football fans in England, 69% of whom are men.

There's yet another meeting between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United, whereas January 5 brings us the tantalising Merseyside Derby.

The Heads Together initiative was launched in 2016 by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex, with the aim to end the stigma around mental health.

In a statement about the collaborative campaign, he shared, "Over the course of the next five months, Heads Up will use one of the most powerful, unifying forces in our society - football - to spread the message that we all have mental health, just as we all have physical health".

"They can start this by completing a "Mind Plan", a quick and free tool from Every Mind Matters that has already been completed over one million times".

Fan can now access the Every Mind Matters website in which they can put together their own Mind Plan to help manage their mental health. Clinically assured by the NHS, the plan recommends a range of evidence-based self-care actions for each individual, which are created to deal with stress, boost their mood, improve sleep and feel more in control - preventing these common mental health concerns escalating into more serious, clinical conditions.

The FA Cup final in May will be dedicated to Heads Up as will all matches held over two weekends in February. Support your team. Support your mates. The goal? To start the "largest ever conversation on mental health" and encourage people, especially men, to feel comfortable discussing issues like anxiety, stress and depression.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We all need to get the support to open up about mental ill health, take steps to keep our mental health strong and reach out for help when needed".

As stated by The FA: "It is hoped that the initiative will raise awareness of the importance of looking after our mental health, with 60 seconds representing just the first step in the journey to improved wellbeing".

All 32 FA Cup third-round games are to be delayed by one minute in an attempt to encourage fans to look after their mental health.

Most of us experience some sort of mental health difficulty during our lives and we know that men in particular struggle with acknowledging and acting on any problems.

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