We’re Going Inside Out For Children’s Mental Health Week

This Children’s Mental Health week, we want to show the world that it's ok to show what is on the inside, outside!  Between the 5th & 11th Feb we’re asking you to show what’s on the inside by turning your top inside out, & sharing your photo online for Inside Out Week. 

Our goal is to shine a light on children’s mental wellbeing, help to open up the conversation about how we feel on the inside, and importantly, show our young people our support. 

It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing, whether it be a club shirt, LooseHeadz tee, your uniform, or even your favourite hat and coat, we just want to get the message out there. And we’re not just limiting this to the kids, we would love to see coaches, spectators, parents, carers, and adults at every level of the game to join this message & share their inside out photos on social channels.

To join in, simple share your photo on your favourite social channel, tagging @LooseHeadz & using #InsideOutWeek. We’ll make sure to share as many of them as we can, & hope to have a few famous faces joining the movement. 

Inside Out Week is set to be a prelude to the launch of LooseHeadz’s brand new mental health training module for youth players which is set to launch later this year. We hope by sharing this simple message with young players, we can open up conversations and get them engaged with looking after their mental wellbeing from an early stage.

We know from research that poor mental health is a growing problem amongst young people with 1 in 6 children aged 5-16 likely to have a mental health problem, with 39.2% of 6-16 year olds having experienced a deterioration in mental health since 2017. This is particularly important as it is believed that 50% of mental health problems start by the age of 14. 

The reasons for these statistics are vast, from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic through to pressure from social media, and everything in between. We therefore believe that it’s vital to get young people thinking about their mental fitness as early as possible.

So please get posting throughout the week, and show our youth players that it’s ok to let things out.