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FIFPRO video about mental health: Are you ready to talk?

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FIFPRO created a special toolkit to raise awareness about mental health among professional footballers and other stakeholders in football.

A crucial element of this toolkit is a video to provide players with basic knowledge of mental health symptoms and disorders. It also includes three players who talk about their experiences with mental health symptoms and share their advice.

The main message of the video is that experiencing mental health symptoms is normal, and that it is okay for players to open up about this: “Are you ready to talk?

Before officially releasing the video, FIFPRO invited a group of male and female players to watch the video and participate in a survey. Eighty-eight percent of these players mentioned that the video increased their knowledge and understanding of mental health symptoms and disorders in professional football.