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The Mind Map: using football to help people navigate to mental health services

In June 1994, I was twelve, Wet, Wet, Wet were number one, and the World Cup in America was delivering some of the best kits football had ever produced – in particular the host nation’s faux-denim, starry number, which a lad in the year below me owned, elevating him to stratospheric levels of cool. Also…

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How Hackney Laces is bringing a community together through football

9 years ago, I set up a football community for girls after being approached by a 14 year-old in my local park telling me she had no where to play. After inquiring to a number of organisations, local councils, and schools, I discovered that there wasn’t a place for teenage girls to play. So, Hackney…

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The Duke of Cambridge launches the Heads Up Weekends

Today, The Duke of Cambridge launched the Heads Up Weekends. Over the 8th-9th and 15th-16th of February, every football team from across the Premier League, English Football League, The National League, The Barclays Women’s Super League, The FA Women’s Championship and The FA Women’s National League will dedicate their matches to Heads Up to highlight…

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The Duke of Cambridge takes Heads Up to Everton In The Community

On Friday 31st December, The Duke of Cambridge took Heads Up to Everton in the Community, Everton FC’s official charity, which uses the power of sport to motivate, educate, and inspire. Through much of their work, they are working to change the conversation on mental health in their community.   Alongside both some Everton first-team…

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The Duchess of Cambridge launches 5 Big Questions

Take the #5BigQuestions survey We are excited to see The Duchess of Cambridge launch 5 Big Questions, a trailblazing UK-wide survey aiming to change the lives of future generations. The survey follows eight years of work and research, and will spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood, giving the nation a unique opportunity to…

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