Harry Winks urges men to open up on mental health problems


The 24- year-old acknowledged that not everybody discovers it simple to discuss their mental health.

England midfielder Harry Winks has actually called on men to be open about any battles they are having with life in lockdown.

Winks has actually been kept busy because constraints, with Tottenham keeping their squad members fit with day-to-day Zoom sessions, and counts himself fortunate to have a close assistance network of enjoyed ones to keep in contact with.

The 24- year-old, talked to by Micah Richards as part of the Football Association’s #footballsstayinghome effort, acknowledged that not everybody discovers it simple to discuss their mental health however worried the value at what is a tough time throughout society.

Harry Winks has the advantage of a strong assistance group (Steven Paston/PA)

“It’s important – especially as men, not just footballers,” he stated.

” We constantly trained never ever to actually speak about things and get it off our chests however I think now everyone is more open about it. Individuals have actually come out and stated more about their problems, it is necessary that everybody discuss it and it leads to a much healthier way of life and state of mind.

” When you’re caught in your home it can be rather hard. I’m fortunate I have actually got such a strong group of individuals around me– my good friends, my family who I talk to every day, and it is necessary that I remain in touch with them.

“I follow government guidelines, go for a daily walk every day as well, just to get out of the house, get some fresh air, a bit of exercise. But I’m lucky that I’ve got that close-knit family and friends around me.”

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