THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE WILL VISIT WEST BROMWICH ALBION FC AS PART OF THE HEADS UP CAMPAIGN
West Bromwich Albion Training Ground, West Midlands
Thursday 28th November, 2019
The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association (FA), will visit West Bromwich Albion FC on Thursday 28th November, as part of the Heads Up campaign.
His Royal Highness will meet members of West Brom’s first team to talk about some of the pressures they face as players, and the impact these challenges can often have upon their mental wellbeing. Alongside Head Coach Slaven Bilić, they will discuss the Heads Up campaign 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.
The Duke will also spend time with young players from West Brom’s Academy, and will join a session run by a first team player on mental health. West Brom have recently introduced these sessions to help equip their young players for their future careers, using first team players to pass on their experiences of dealing with life’s ups and downs, and to share useful tools or tips to help them cope with the challenges and potential setbacks they may face in the future.
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 support for those in need.
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