Women's game to support the Heads Up campaign

Thursday 19 Dec 2019
The Heads Up campaign will be supported in our women's leagues across the weekend of 8 & 9 February

Women's football has joined the Premier League and EFL in announcing its support for our Heads Up campaign, following unanimous backing from the women’s professional game board, leagues and the clubs. 

Spearheaded by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, the Heads Up campaign harnesses the influence and popularity of football to encourage more people to feel comfortable talking about – and taking action to improve – their mental health.

The focus of support from the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, the FA Women’s Championship and the FA Women’s National League will be on the weekend of 8 & 9 February, with more details to be announced in due course.

Kelly Simmons, our director of the women’s professional game, said: "Over recent years the women’s game has been home to inspirational and courageous role models who have spoken honestly and openly about their mental wellbeing, driving awareness and normalising the conversation about such an important topic. 

"Although research identifies that males are less likely to tackle their mental health issues, this campaign is not exclusive to a male audience and we hope this association will provide females – as well as males – with a supportive platform to be open and honest about their mental wellbeing and seek action, if it is required.

"The women’s game has always united on important societal issues and we’re grateful to the clubs whose support on 8/9 February will help reach communities across the whole of the country."

By FA Staff