#HeadsUp: England Women stars mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Heads Up campaign kicks off this weekend

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, England Women’s duo Carly Telford and Jordan Nobbs joined former players Karen Carney and Kelly Smith to discuss their mental health experiences. 

The virtual roundtable saw the stars, with a combined total of over 300 international appearances, open up about their personal experiences of mental health and football, discussing how injury, criticism and bereavement impacted upon their mental health. They also discussed how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting their mental health, and the importance of kicking off a conversation during the difficult times.

To watch in full on The FA Player, click here

The roundtable was held in conjunction with the season-long Heads Up campaign. Spearheaded by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Heads Up is a partnership between Heads Together and The FA and harnesses the influence and popularity of football to change the conversation on mental health. For more information on the Heads Up campaign visit thefa.com/headsup.

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