Prince William tells a 60-second mental health film aimed at soccer fans


The third round of the English FA Cup – one of the most famous knockout competitions in the world – is traditionally held on the first weekend in January and the film "Take A Minute" will be shown before all 32 games in the stadiums, played on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Kick-off times are delayed by 60 seconds. The film is also broadcast on television and online.

Together with his brother, Prince Harry, William has identified a number of psychological problems. An avid Aston Villa fan, Prince William is President of the English Football Association (FA) and works closely with the governing body on a number of issues related to sport.

The film is a collaboration between Every Mind Matters from Public Health England (PHE), the FA and Heads Together (Heads Up) and shows leading soccer stars such as Harry Maguire, Alex Scott, Dele Alli, Jordan Pickford, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Son Heung , Min and Hamza Choudhury as well as managers Frank Lampard and Slaven Bilic.

"It is extremely important for men to think about their mental health and take action wherever they can," said Chelsea manager Lampard. "I come from a family in which we have a lot of emotions, feelings and sometimes fears.

"I think a big thing now is the great campaigns that encourage people to speak openly about worrying about your mental health and not feel bad about how you feel inside. I think as men we can sometimes think it's a weakness, but it certainly isn't. It's a tremendous strength. "

Tottenham Hotspur – Star Alli added: "There are so many people struggling with their mental health and I want to help people understand that they don't have to deal with it alone. There are many people who can help , and there are steps you can take to ensure that your mental well-being is as good as possible. "

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Manchester City is the current FA Cup owner.

Last year, the Duke of Cambridge wrote in a BBC documentary about the loss of his mother, Princess Diana, that he felt "pain like no other" after her death in a car accident in 1997 when he was 15 years old have. He also said that the British – especially men – should feel comfortable talking about mental health issues.

"I think if you grieve at a very young age – really at any time, but especially at a young age, I can get very close to it – you feel pain like no other pain and you know it in your life going on is very difficult to find something worse than that, "said William.

He added: "Especially in the UK, we're also nervous about our feelings. We feel a little embarrassed sometimes. You know, the British" stiff upper lip "- that's great, and we have to have that occasionally times are really hard, there must be a moment for it.

"But otherwise we have to relax a little and talk about our feelings because we are not robots."

According to PHE, there are over 15 million football fans in England, 69% of whom are men.

A YouGov survey commissioned by PHE shows that men in England are less likely than women to seek help or self-help to address common mental health problems.

In October, Prince William and Prince George celebrated in the stands with the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte when their favorite team beat Aston Villa Norwich 5-1 in the English Premier League.