THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE TO VISIT EVERTON IN THE COMMUNITY
Everton in the Community Hub, Liverpool
Thursday 30th January 2020
The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association (FA), will visit Everton Football Club’s official charity Everton in the Community on Thursday 30th January, as part of the Heads Up campaign.
Established in 1988, Everton in the Community uses the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire, and is an exemplary model of a club harnessing its influence to support its fans and address key social issues affecting the local community. The Duke will visit three of the charity’s projects which provide crucial mental health support to different sectors of society – Stand Together, a programme which tackles social isolation amongst those aged 70+ living in Merseyside; Everton Veterans Hub, a project which uses sport to engage and support ex-service personnel; and Tackling the Blues, a sport and education-based programme targeting children and young people experiencing mental health challenges.
During the visit, His Royal Highness will also discuss the Heads Up campaign with a number of Everton Football Club’s first team players, and the importance of encouraging more people – particularly men – to feel comfortable talking about their mental health, and feel able to support friends or family through difficult times.
Heads Up is a season-long campaign spearheaded by the Duke of Cambridge which uses the influence and popularity of football to show the nation that mental health is just as important as physical health. It supports the important work which is already taking place across the UK to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and strives to raise awareness, spark conversation and signpost to support.
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