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Football stars call on fans to tackle their mental health issues

Kevin Ellison Credit: Heads Up

Morecambe's Kevin Ellison is among the football stars taking part in a film about mental health to be shown before all FA Cup third round fixtures this weekend.

The film also features Manchester United players Jesse Lingard and Harry McGuire, together with Jordan Pickford from Everton.

Narrated by The Duke of Cambridge, 'Take a Minute' encourages fans to start taking action to look after their wellbeing and that of their family and friends.

All of the FA Cup's third round kick-offs will be delayed by one minute to support the campaign and allow the film to be broadcast.

Ellison has previously spoken about his own personal battle with depression.

Victoria Grimes reports:

The campaign is a new initiative from Public Health England's Every Mind Matters, a groundbreaking mental health platform, and Heads Up, a season-long partnership between Heads Together and The FA, spearheaded by HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Learn more here and watch the full video below:

Mike Hall spoke to Dr Rebecca Wagstaff, who's leading the Every Mind Matters campaign: