A documentary available on BBC iPlayer recalls the historic visit of Prince William to Albion’s training ground in November.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge met with Head Coach Slaven Bilic and Albion’s first team squad to promote mental well-being he supports via the HeadsUp campaign he leads.
The visit features in the documentary “Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health” which can now be streamed on BBC iPlayer.
Looking forward to watching this on @BBCOne at 8.05pm, following Prince William's #HeadsUp campaign and his visit to our training ground.— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) May 28, 2020
Talking about mental health is more relevant than ever. Let’s make sure mental health is part of the conversation for both fans and players. pic.twitter.com/7j5k3seuCF
The Prince found Albion’s squad in good mood following a 4-1 victory over Bristol City the night before and during his hour-long stay he spent time discussing mental health issues with Slaven, James Morrison, Charlie Austin, Gareth Barry and young Academy players.
It was the Club’s first Royal visit for 88 years.
“Heads Up” identified football as a uniquely powerful vehicle to reach men and there are stark reasons why there is a specific focus on that group.
Statistics show men are three times more likely than women to take their own life and suicide remains the most likely cause of death for men under the age of 45.