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Why did all FA cup third round matches start one minute late yesterday (January 4th 2020)?

Footballers from stock image

…..because fans were  watching a short film narrated by Prince William, who is President of the FA, to encourage football fans to look after their mental health.

The film is a collaboration between Public Health England’s (PHE) Every Mind Matters and the Football Association and Heads Together’s Heads Up campaign. Prince William says, “The film shows the simple steps you can take to look after your mental health – helping to boost your mood, improve your sleep and feel ready for life’s ups and downs.” Jonathan’s Voice is delighted with this initiative.

Jonathan was an avid football fan and following his death David got in touch with Nottingham Forest. Since then the charity, the family of another fan who died by suicide and mental health professionals have been involved with Nottingham Forest Community Trust to address issues of mental health and well-being. Outcomes so far have been three short “Tricky to Talk” videos, 20,000 support cards given to season ticket holders and the creation of The Hub, a safe space at the Forest ground where people can meet informally. All so encouraging. Thanks again to Nottingham Forest Community Trust and all those who have contributed to this work.

Read more here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50979385

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