In 2019 Heads Together and The Football Association teamed together to launch Heads Up; a campaign designed to generate the biggest-ever conversation around mental health and was promoted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Heads Up is intended to harness the influence and popularity of football to help show the world that mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and will build on the decades of work to tackle the stigma and drive the conversation on mental health.
While it’s aimed at everyone including players, supporters, friends and families, it’s widely recognised that football is a uniquely powerful way to reach men in particular. Men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women, with suicide the most likely cause of death for men under the age of 45.
The campaign hopes to encourage more men to feel comfortable talking about their mental health, and feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times.
HUB OF HOPE
The Hub of Hope is the country's first nationwide mental health database, which brings help and support together in one place.
The app will help people to find much needed support using their phone's location to find key services and organisations
If you click the link below and type in your post code, all of the nearest mental health support teams will appear with information on how to contact each organisation
The website is totally confidential and the idea behind it is to help and support those people who are suffering with mental health and hopefully allow them to reach out for help and support.
Hub of Hope is available on app store and on android, just type in “Hub of Hope” on your app store.
COVID-19 & Mental Health
In times like these, looking after both our physical and mental health is of the utmost importance.
Coronavirus is affecting different people for different reasons, and it's important for everyone to know that whatever you’re going through, it’s okay to talk about it.
We’ve pulled together some tips and advice from our charity partners to help you navigate through this difficult time.
The FA has also created Football's Staying Home; a fantastic hub to help you continue to enjoy football from home.
As part of this hub, there is a page dedicated to mental health and ways in which you can look after yourself during this unprecedented time.