During his official visit to Germany this week, The FA’s President HRH The Duke of Cambridge gave his support to expanding the co-operation between the English and German Football Associations on the subject of mental health.
With Friedrich Curtius, General Secretary of the German Football Association (DFB), the Duke discussed the need to de-stigmatise mental health in professional sport, including in football. The Duke and Mr Curtius gave their endorsement to the two football associations sharing their knowledge and experience as a means of better understanding mental health and improving practices in both countries.
As a result of the discussions, mental health will be added to the Memorandum of Understanding, a bi-lateral co-operation agreement signed by The FA and DFB in March, which committed the two associations to working more closely together in a number of areas of the game.
The announcement about the Memorandum of Understanding between the DFB and The FA can be seen here.