Millions of people watch and play football, and many don’t go a day without talking about it.
But conversations around mental health are a lot less common. Would you feel as comfortable talking about your emotional wellbeing as you would discussing football?
If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Lots of people are privately struggling with their mental health.
It’s why The FA and Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters have launched a campaign to help people feel more comfortable talking about what they’re going through.
Football fans can complete their Mind Plan – a quick and free tool that has already been completed over one million times.
By taking a minute to answer a few questions about how they are feeling, fans will get their own personalised action plan. Clinically assured by the NHS, the plan recommends a range of evidence-based self-care actions for each individual, which are designed to deal with stress, boost their mood, improve sleep and feel more in control – preventing these common mental health concerns escalating into more serious, clinical conditions.