Jo Loughran, Director at Time to Change, said “As millions of football fans gear up for the World Cup, it’s encouraging to see England and Tottenham footballer, Danny Rose, choose this moment to speak about his experiences of depression. It’s testament to how far we’ve come in opening up the conversation about mental health.

“Yet still, too often people with mental health problems are made to feel ashamed and unable to speak out for fear of judgment. We know that when people in the public eye speak out about mental health it sparks conversation, helping more people talk about their own experiences. 

“By sharing his story, Danny is showing that having a mental health problem can happen to anyone, in any career, or level of success.”