Heads Up have created six films featuring familiar faces from the football world and beyond having open and honest conversations about their mental health, and how the sound of support has helped them through.

Whoever you support, and whoever supports you, show the sound of your support – and make sure it’s heard by those who need it.

Across six films in our #SoundOfSupport series, we’ve paired up some of the biggest names in the football world and beyond to have candid, honest conversations about their mental health and the importance of supporting each other. Through these real conversations, the series aims to help football fans, and men in particular, feel comfortable and confident in reaching out for support if they need it, and in showing support for their mates.

Even though the stadiums are silent, the conversation about mental health is louder than ever. The #SoundOfSupport series shows how important it is that we keep breaking the silence around mental health and make our support heard by those who need it. We all have mental health – and it’s important to talk about it.


"The idea of being able to be open about your emotions and fix a problem is a positive, it’s a strength."

The Duke of Cambridge

"I think there is no problem big enough or small enough that you cannot talk about."

Jürgen Klopp, Liverpool FC manager

"I just thought - today, I just need to speak to someone and say how I feel. I felt so much better."

Jesse Lingard

"The fact that I have spent a lot of time on my own during lockdown just showed me how important it is to have your loved ones close to you."

İlkay Gündoğan

"The main thing for us is to speak what we’re thinking. And if that’s something that makes you a bit more vulnerable then that’s good. Because if you're thinking it I'd probably think a few more are too."

Owen Farrell

"Now when I have an opportunity to talk and have a conversation, I grasp it and it’s kind of my own therapy, getting it all off my chest, and I feel lighter for it."

Troy Deeney