The Scottish Mental Health & Wellbeing League kicked off its first event in over a year at Spartans Community Football Academy this afternoon. After the events of the past year it was a milestone moment for the players from Saints in the Community and North Lanarkshire Kickstart. The event was made even more memorable by the presence of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge.
His Royal Highness was in attendance to see first-hand the positive impact of the Heads Up ‘Mentally Healthy Football’ declaration in Scotland. The Mentally Healthy Football declaration saw the UK football family come together last year to commit to building a mentally healthy culture at all levels of the game, with clubs, leagues, and organisations joining forces to officially recognise mental health as being just as important as physical health.
During the event, His Royal Highness heard from members of the Scottish Football Association Board and Mental Health Advisory Panel, including our Chair David McPhee. Later in the visit The Duke and former Scotland striker Steven Thompson tested their touch skills in a football drill with our player Ambassadors, Michael Knight and Peter Roberts.
The event also coincided with the seven year anniversary of the League.
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