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

The first weekend of January traditionally marks the staging of the third round of the English FA Cup — one of the world’s most famous knockout competition — and the “Take A Minute” film will be shown at stadiums ahead of all 32 fixtures that will be played across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Kickoff times will be delayed by 60 seconds show the film, which will also be broadcast on TV and online.

Along with his brother, Prince Harry, William has highlighted a number of mental health causes. A devoted 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 the sport.

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

“It’s hugely important for men to think about their mental health and take action where they can,” said Chelsea manager Lampard. “I came from a family where we bottled up a lot of emotions, feelings and sometimes anxieties.

“I think a huge thing now is the great campaigns that are going on encouraging people to speak openly about looking after your mental health and not feel bad about how you feel inside. I think as men, sometimes we can think that it’s a weakness but it certainly…

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