We’re excited to be promoting our new documentary with BBC One, ‘Prince William, Football, and Mental Health’, as part of the Heads Up campaign in partnership with the FA.
The documentary follows The Duke over the course of a year as he meets players, fans and managers from grassroots to the elite as part of his efforts to start the biggest ever conversation on mental health, through football.
Former Premier League footballer Marvin Sordell opens up about his struggles with depression and Aston Villa centre back and England defender Tyrone Mings talks about the pressures of living and performing in the public eye playing top level football. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard opens up to the Duke about how as a player he was “stuck in the stone age” when it came to mental health and how there’s still a long way to go in how it’s dealt with at clubs.
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The film will also tell the stories of men from across the country who have been affected by, or are currently experiencing mental health issues. The men come from all walks of life, from former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has been forced to cope with a very public decline in his career and is now struggling to get into the first team at Burnley, to a group of bereaved fathers who use their local football team as a support network and safe space to talk.
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The programme will build on the conversation started in the BBC One film from 2019, A Royal Team Talk, where The Duke met with well-known faces from the world of football for an extraordinarily candid conversation about the importance of men’s mental health and mental fitness. Watch the full documentary below:
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