#HeadsUp campaign: Jesse Lingard highlights the importance of talking about your mental health
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#HeadsUp campaign: Jesse Lingard highlights the importance of talking about your mental health

​The Premier League recently joined forces to sign "Mentally Healthy Football" declaration as they promise to highlight mental health at all levels of football.

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard and TV presenter Maya Jama sat down to discuss a topic that brings them together despite being in different career paths, opening up on their walks of life and the importance of the #HeadsUp campaign. 

'I felt so much better talking to someone'

"Last season was difficult for me to perform," said Lingard, who scored his first Premier League goal since December 2018.

"I'm very family-orientated and my mum was going through some things, like depression.

"She went to London to get that sorted out but in the meantime, I had to look after my little brother and sister, who are 12 and 15.

"You just get to that point where you think, 'No, I've actually got to say something, speak to someone.' I felt so much better when I did.

"It might be a family member or friend that you really trust. I would suggest [talking] 100 per cent."

See more on the interview here: 

  • Manchester United - Next Match
  • 16, Aug - 9:00pm
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