Over two weekends in February, all of football came together to kick off the biggest ever conversation around mental health in support of the Heads Up campaign.

Football came together over two weekends in February to kick off the biggest ever conversation around mental health, in support of the Heads Up campaign.

The Heads Up Weekends, which took place on the 8th-9th and 15th-16th February, saw 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 dedicate their matches to Heads Up.

The weekends highlighted the power of talking as a way to support one another and normalise what can often be thought of as a difficult subject, with activities taking place at fixtures across the men’s and women’s football calendar.

The Heads Up weekends are another step in showing the nation that mental health is just as important as physical health, and it only takes a second to #KickOffAConversation.

Join the conversation using #KickOffAConversation and #HeadsUp look out for more on @Heads_Together and @TheFA.

"I hope that we can show people that whether it's over a game of table football, watching a match at a stadium or just chatting at the pub with your mates, the simple act of talking can go a very long way."

The Duke of Cambridge

How to #KickOffAConversation

Mental health can often feel like a big and scary topic to tackle, but there are so many ways to get talking. Not sure where to start? Here’s some tips and inspiration to get the ball rolling.

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