The Premier League is partnering with the ‘Heads Up’ campaign to create the biggest ever conversation on mental health, by dedicating two weekends of games to this important cause.
Heads Up is a partnership between Heads Together and The FA that aims to harness the influence and power of football to generate the biggest conversation ever on mental health.
The Premier League will dedicate Matchweek 26 fixtures split over 8-9 February and 14-17 February to raise awareness and encourage conversation around mental health, with matches in the EFL and the Barclays FA Women’s Super League also supporting the initiative.
— The FA (@FA) January 3, 2020
A video from Heads Up and Every Mind Matters, voiced by The Duke of Cambridge and featuring Frank Lampard, Harry Maguire, Alex Scott, Dele Alli, Jordan Pickford, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Son Heung-min, Hamza Choudhury and Slaven Bilic, encourages fans to “Take A Minute” to take action on their mental health.
It’s been a welcome sight to see the Premier League throw its power behind positive causes in recent seasons, with this latest initiative following the PL’s ‘No Room for Racism‘ and ‘Rainbow Laces‘ campaigns earlier this season.
The more football can do to push culture forward, the better.