After a season unlike any other, the Heads Up FA Cup Final will mark the end of the domestic football season by dedicating the final of the world’s oldest football competition to the Heads Up campaign and mental health.
Football may be behind closed doors, but this season we’ve put mental health out in the open. On what is a landmark moment, we will be using this iconic stage to shine a spotlight on mental health and the importance of talking and supporting each other. So even though the stands on the 1st August will be silent, that doesn’t mean the support will stop.
We will fill the quiet with a different type of support. Just like the fans’ support continues from sofas across the country, we need to stand shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm to support and champion each other. Sometimes, the #SoundofSupport isn’t just about making a lot of noise. It’s a text to a friend to check in; the sound of the kettle going on; an ‘alright mate?’ that actually wants an answer.
Whether you’re cheering on those around you who might be struggling, kicking off a conversation about mental health, or simply being there to listen, on a day when Wembley will be silent, we’re asking fans to break the silence with the sound of their support – and make sure it’s heard by those who need it.
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