This World Mental Health Day we’re delighted to announce the launch of the Harry Kane Foundation, in support of the Shout service and other mental health charities. Through the Foundation, Harry will help normalise conversations around mental health, promote positive habits that support mental wellbeing and tackle the stigma surrounding the subject. Harry will use his position to encourage others to look after their mental health, be their best and know that it's ok to ask for help.
As part of a number of activities to mark the Foundation launch and World Mental Health Day, billboards will appear across the country to raise awareness of Shout. The adverts will feature the England Captain and Tottenham Hotspur striker, with a message to text Shout to 85258 for anyone who is struggling with their mental health and needs support.
The campaign follows Harry’s announcement earlier this year that, thanks to his sponsorship of Leyton Orient Football Club, Shout will feature on the club’s home shirt and benefit from match day awareness and fundraising opportunities.
Victoria Hornby OBE, CEO of charity Mental Health Innovations, which powers the Shout service, said: “We are thrilled to be working with the Harry Kane Foundation to raise mental health awareness and to let people know that they can turn to Shout for in-the-moment support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week- whatever they’re going through. Shout takes 2,000 text conversations a day with children and adults who are struggling to cope with challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness and suicidal thoughts. The partnership will be crucial in enabling us to make more conversations that could save lives.”
Help us spread the word this World Mental Health Day and make sure that no one is struggling alone. If you see a billboard, take a photo and share it on your social media channels tagging @GiveUsAShoutInsta (Instagram) and @GiveUsAShout (Twitter and Facebook) for us to re-share.