Football is coming together this weekend to kick off biggest ever conversation around mental health.
New research shows just 1 in 3 football fans regularly talk about mental health with their friends, so to spark the conversation, two weekends in February have been dedicated to talking about mental health, with every football team from across throughout all the leagues in the country dedicating their matches to Heads Up, a partnership between The FA and Heads Together.
The ‘Heads Up Weekends’ were launched today at a table football tournament attended by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who is spearheading the campaign to harness the influence and popularity of football to normalise the conversation around mental health, working closely with charity partners Mind, CALM and Sporting Chance.
The football family is uniting to support the #HeadsUp mental health campaign
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 6, 2020
The Heads Up Weekends take place over 8th – 9th February and 14th – 17th February. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation using #KickOffAConversation and #HeadsUp.
Find out more and get tips from Heads Up’s charity partners (Mind, CALM, Sporting Chance and Heads Together) – visit www.headstogether.org.uk/Heads-Up. Those wanting immediate support can also text ‘HeadsUp’ to 85258 to connect with a trained crisis volunteer – a service run by ‘Shout’ and powered by Crisis Text Line, which is available 24/7 and free to text from most mobile networks.